I think I have finally accepted the fact that I am a retired treasure hunter, detectorist, participant. A utility player? Maybe. After almost 40 years of swinging a coil, eleven alleged “feel better” pills a day, extreme heat every day and bullshit soil, I have no inclination to take my aches and pains out for a few coins, silver or not.
Detecting has been a big part of my life…more than “anyone” will ever know. It has taken me to places I never dreamed of, and has literally turned my life (and my family’s) upside down. What is “real” at this point in my life is that I cannot turn back the clock, nor can I regain my youth. I am 72, and despite my constant pity parties I am damn happy to be alive. Many of my old friends are not.
I bring all this up because I recently received a couple of emails that caused me some concern. The first was from a youngster…a newbie. He wanted to know what I was finding, what detector I was using, what tips I could offer, etc.. I responded as best I could but I felt somewhat inadequate in that I was not familiar with his detector (one of those that comes with a hundred page owner’s manual). Then I received another email from someone whose sole purpose was to chastise me. No I take that back. His sole purpose was to insult me. Apparently I offered nothing new on my blog or website and he suggested I just go away (strangely enough it wasn’t Wally or Harry).
Well folks, I am not going away. If for no other reason than to piss off the second guy. I am aware that I have been lax in keeping up with the latest technology, have not gotten out in the field as much as I want to or used to do, have not joined the many forums or cliques, and yes I often ramble on here, frequently pissing off arkies, organizations, clubs and individuals. What can I say? That’s who I am!
Understand I have never lost that desire to return to the good ole days, and to my old hunting grounds, but that is not going to happen. The days of finding Liberty Seated and Barber coins on a regular basis? Nada! I live where I live, and moving is out of the question (unless you send money or I win the Lotto).
So,if you are looking for “secret”, heretofore “unknown” tips and ideas on how to find more, you are in the wrong place. Read my “introduction” at the top of the page….think you will find that disclaimer there as well. If however you are looking for current or controversial topics, please do check in once in a while. Who knows who John or I will piss off next….
For the record I have gotten out detecting a few times of late, and found a few coins. ….nothing earth shattering and certainly nothing worth taking a photo of (well except for that Anglo Saxon hoard found at 2 in the morning….)
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You’ve heard me mention this club before. They are a new club, but already doing great things. I hope you will visit their website and check them out. Pay attention to their most recent post and latest endeavor. They are giving a detecting class and it’s all part of an agreement with the city that allows them to detect the parks, as well as hold meetings there. I know they are not the first to do something like this, but I suspect there are a lot of clubs out there who haven’t given it a thought. To be listed in the city’s available and “accepted” classes is pretty cool….
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