“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. The fields here yielded some beautiful buttons, early date wheat pennies, a couple of Indian heads, a few silver dimes and several large American pennies. We hunted until approximately 4:00 when we decided to call it a day and a great day it was. I couldn’t have asked for a better day or a better group of hunters and I can’t wait until we get out there and do it all again”.
The above is from the December newsletter of the Shore Seekers Artifact & Recovery Club, Salisbury, Maryland, and did little to help my “in house” confinement. The ice is still here big time! I can’t get into my car, I am getting tired of staring at the walls, and we pretty much lost most, if not all, of our large oak tree in front of the house.
Reading Bill Draper’s description of the club’s latest outing reinforced my belief that if I were back home I wouldn’t be feeling so low. Yes I would still be 72 years old, but I would be in rural Hunterdon county, New Jersey, detecting cellar holes, picnic groves, old schools, turn of the century homesites, and feeling pretty damn good about the odds of my next signal, my next find..