Monthly Archives: December 2013

2014, Reflection & Hope…

The past year has been a mixed bag for me, but I am still alive and kicking.  I lost a few close friends in 2013, but at my age it’s to be expected.  To quote John Winter , “there’s no future in getting old“…. On the flip side my kids and grandkids are all healthy and doing well and for that I am very thankful. Continue reading

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Since No One Asked, Here’s What I Think…

Despite the fact that I am somewhat bored with detecting, I still check the related social media links and try to keep up with what’s going on.  I started to wonder however that in doing this I just might be compounding my problem.  Forgive me…they are pretty redundant and rather boring. Continue reading

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Holiday Greetings & A New Years Challenge!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO WALLY & HARRY!

To Wally & Harry…the Beavis & Butthead, Bert & Ernie, Flotsam & Jetsam of the archaeological community.  Over the past year you’ve not only had me ROFLMAO,  you’ve also taught me words like tekkie, coiney, thugwit and hoik.  And then there’s Farmer Brown?  Golly gee, what a funny guy! Continue reading

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A Curmudgeon? Me?

I want to thank Dan Hughes for giving Stout Standards a  plug on his latest metal detecting podcast.  At least I think I do?  You see he actually called me a curmudgeon, and if that weren’t bad enough he then called me an angry old man.  Continue reading

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Stout Standards 2013, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly!

Since I’ve been treading water of late I thought it might be fun to look back over 2013 here on Stout Standards… Continue reading

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Sunday Fun Time with Wally & Harry!

When I first turn on my computer in the morning I check my email first, and then Wally and Harry’s offerings. That way my day can start off with a chuckle or two. Today’s read was exceptional as in ROFLMAO! Continue reading

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To Sell or Not to Sell?

Maybe it’s me but recently I’ve noted that many you feel the need to say things like “I will never sell any of my finds”, “I don’t do it for the money” or “I just  love touching history”.  I find no fault at all with these comments, but it seems to me that you are somehow trying to justify what it is you do, and appease anyone who might find fault with it.  Do you feel guilty for participating? Continue reading

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Overlooked Gems?

If you happen to be a coin hunter and facing a long hard winter, let me offer a suggestion.  Sit down and go through your past finds and look for “semi-key” dates.   In particular, pennies, dimes and quarters. Continue reading

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Housebound and Hating It…

“This time we were at another large field, across the road from our morning hunt site. I was told that the property contained the earliest courthouse in the county, though it became obvious that the house currently standing on the site is only from the turn of the century.  A small building standing on the property, though, was the original sheriff’s office.  Continue reading

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A Sign of the Dimes!

Yours truly doesn’t have a whole lot to say or offer up at this time, and since there’s a very good chance we could lose power over the next couple of days, I decided to share John Howland’s latest here on the home page. Thanks Bubba… Continue reading

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