Hope you all have your NCAA brackets filled out and bets placed. March Madness is about to begin, and I love it!
As for my detecting? The ground is like a sponge right now. So bad in fact my walker got stuck! Not complaining however because we need rain badly.
BEFORE YOU KNOCK ON THAT DOOR…
Thanks to Bob Buttafuso for sharing the following funny. If you detect, are of a certain age and on Facebook, check out Bob’s page, “Old as Dirt Diggers”…
Two of my friends, Jeff and David were heading down to Catlett, VA one morning years ago to do some relic hunting. As they were driving down Rt. 28 approaching a nice looking field, Jeff suggested they stop and see if they could get permission to hunt it.
As they got out of their car and headed to the white house in front of the property Jeff told David that he thought that the Mennonites lived there and he doubted that they would give them permission. As they walked up the steps to the porch, David said that he would do the asking. Jeff stood back as a man in a straw hat came to the door after David’s first knock.
Mr. Mennonite, would you mind if we relic hunted in the field behind your house asked David. Jeff’s eyes widened as he couldn’t believe his ears. Poor David thought that was the last names of the folks that lived there. The man evidently didn’t think anything of it, but nevertheless denied them permission. Jeff told me that he didn’t dig a thing that day as he couldn’t stop laughing….
STILL STARING AT INJUNS
Still going through my Buffalo nickels, looking for that one that might put me on easy street. I did find a few nice semi-keys worthy of 2×2’s, but no 1916 double die. Likewise I had to check (again) every 1937 date for a D mint mark, and then make sure the buffalo was on all fours. Not exactly sure when I will finish but I did find out last night that this process can bring on a damn good headache.
It boggles my mind to think about all the wheat rolls I have, and all the varieties that have been found since I bought them. A job perhaps for the grandkids.