Just want to take a minute or two to thank you all for your well wishes, prayers and concerns. Fay and I, and the dogs, are hanging in there and doing all the things tornado victims do. Salvaging whatever we can, filing insurance claims, cancelling services and trying to pretend the coming months will be easy. I will share more when I can, but do know that I love you all and will never forget your caring about me and my family. You are the best…..
Despite what we’ve been through, we are walking, talking, living and breathing and because of that we WILL have a Happy New Year! Hope you all will too and please have one for me…..
Not sure when I will post again….Fay and I lost our home tonight thanks to a tornado. We are okay, as are our dogs, and right now we are staying with daughter and family. Not sure what we will see tomorrow.
Yesterday I accidentally published an update that was not finished. No excuse other than it was Christmas, I was celebrating, I was drinking and I am one old SOB. Today I put up the finished version….see yesterday’s date if you are interested.
Thanks for your pity and understanding.
The following is a corrected version of what I put up by mistake earlier. My excuse? It’s Christmas….
WE LOVE ROCKET SCIENCE
Let me pontificate once again, and perish the thought, share my opinions, on the current metal detector technology. I know, I can hear you saying, “not again for crissakes”…. Well you lose. Continue reading
Decided to look back over 2015, and see what has transpired here on Stout Standards. As I expected there were highs, lows and in-betweens. Good posts, okay posts, what the hell were you thinking posts, and here and there a few responses from enemies and ne’er-do-wells. Such is life. Anyway here are a few of the highlights, or lowlights, depending on how you look at them. Continue reading
Watlington Hoard Update: Nationally significant, say experts and archaeologists
by John Howland
Ed Vaizey, the UK’s Minister of State for Culture, announced the discovery of the highly significant Viking Hoard near Watlington, Oxfordshire, the contents of which date from when the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of Mercia, and Wessex, were fighting for their survival against the Vikings; a fight which led to the unification of England. “The British Museum now runs the Portable Antiquities Scheme, which puts online lovely images of thousands s of people’s discoveries,” adding reassuringly, “The future of the past has never been healthier.” Continue reading
It’s all John Howland this time around…..thanks Bubba
UK Metal Detectorist Rewrites Medieval History
There’s going to be a wailing and gnashing of teeth in certain pseudo-archaeological anti-metal detecting quarters following a detector-found mixed hoard. Continue reading
No how to do it, or how to get rich tips this time around……just things that are topical, fun and important to me. I share them because it’s MY blog. Read on if you so desire…. Continue reading
…might make us a little more palatable.
About two months ago I got an email from someone named Brad. Brad lived in central New Jersey, my old stomping grounds, and he had recently received a White’s Coinmaster for his birthday. Continue reading