Photos

I would be amiss if  didn’t give a shoutout to my wife Fay for so many of the following photos….. thank you dear. 

A view of the tornado that took our home December 26, 2015 (taken from across the lake in Rockwall, Texas). Thanks to a middle of the house closet we survived.

Dallas Morning News video of tornado damage, taken day after.

Shh, don’t tell White’s about the Fisher apron (early 80’s)

Eleanor Hube, yours truly, Paul White and Jack Hube, early 80's

Eleanor Hube, yours truly, Paul White and Jack Hube, early 80’s

John Howland....

John Howland….near Bournemouth, 2012

An old park, some time to yourself....what more could you ask for?

An old park, some time to yourself….what more could you ask for?

Archie Ray and I, Washington, D.C., after speaking before Senate subcommittee, mid-80's

Archie Ray and I, Washington, D.C., after speaking before Senate subcommittee, mid-80’s

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Feeling amorous, Belle Ile, France 2003

Feeling amorous, Belle Ile, France 2003

Let’s just say this was a long time ago….and look Ma, no camo, no shovel, no digger, no pinpointer. How did we ever find anything….

Shepherds Pie, Mayfly Pub, UK, many moons ago....

Shepherds Pie, Mayfly Pub, UK, many moons ago….

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Just being a kid again….2013

Hunting park near Dallas 2012

Mastheads from Western & Eastern magazine, mid-80's, artwork by Bob Sickler

Mastheads from Western & Eastern magazine, mid-80’s

Fay got a surprise lesson on how to pilot the TGV, high speed train, Paris....

Fay got a surprise lesson on how to pilot the TGV, high speed train, Gare de Lyon, Paris….

Garrett presentation at Kenny Wray's Treasure Weekend, late 80's

Garrett presentation at Kenny Wray’s Treasure Weekend, late 80’s

With the late Pierre Salinger, Le Thor, France, two days after 9/11

Field testing Fisher detector for WET, early 90’s

Somewhere in Texas, early 90's...

Early 90’s…

Monte Alban, Oaxaca. Mexico, 1991

Monte Alban, Oaxaca. Mexico, 1991

Big Band...way back when.

Big Band…way back when.

Fay, Beynac, France, 2007

Fay, Beynac, France, 2007

Impromptu dinner, Monterosso, Italy... early 90's

Impromptu dinner, Monterosso, Italy… early 90’s

Going over new arrangement and yes that's a butt in my hand...

Going over new arrangement…..

Appertif time with Michel Tocque, St. Brieuc, France, circa 1995

Appertif time with Michel Tocque, St. Brieuc, France, circa 1995

Joe Cook & Bruce Hazelman...killing two birds with one stone.

The late Joe Cook & Bruce Hazelman…killing two birds with one stone. Early 90’s

My 6000di S2, hipmount...love it!

My 6000di S2, hipmount…love it!

Jessie Blackshire, Lost Treasure Classic Champ 1988, Tulsa

The late Jim Lewellen (Fisher Labs CEO) and his wife Carol....

The late Jim Lewellen (Fisher Labs CEO) and his wife Carol….

My time NJ detecting buddy Dan Hamilton

Me & my long time NJ detecting buddy Dan Hamilton

Promo poster/whites

Promo poster/whites

The good life...Roussillon, France 2001

The good life…Roussillon, France 2001

Nigel Ingram (Regton, Ltd.) and I....

Nigel Ingram (Regton, Ltd.) and I….

Attorney Sam Abramo, Secretary Jerry Lenk, Treasurer Rosalie Ray, VP Harry Bodofsky and yours truly. FMDAC meeting, North Jersey, 80's...

Attorney Sam Abramo, Secretary Jerry Lenk, Treasurer Rosalie Ray, VP Harry Bodofsky and yours truly. FMDAC meeting, North Jersey, 80’s…

This gull wanted our picnic, Belle Ile, France, late 90's

This guy wanted our picnic, Belle Ile, France, late 90’s….

First time on a magazine cover...way back when!

First time on a magazine cover…way back when! Check out the price.

Couple drinks and look out! With Roget in St. Brieuc, France

Couple drinks and look out! With Roget in St. Brieuc, France

What I believe is a seal....UK find late 80's.

What I believe is a seal….UK find late 80’s.

Fay and I during our visit with Joelle and Michel Tocque, West coast of France, early 90's

Fay and I during our visit with Joelle and Michel Tocque, West coast of France, early 90’s

When I was with Garrett...1989

When I was with Garrett…1989

Nigel Ingram (Regton, Ltd.) and I. Lighthouse Restaurant, Weehawken, NJ 1988

Nigel Ingram (Regton, Ltd.) and I. Lighthouse Restaurant, Weehawken, NJ 1988

Le Croisic, France, circa 2005

Le Croisic, France, circa 2005

Preparing FMDAC newsletter, early 80's....no computers or email back then.

Preparing FMDAC newsletter, early 80’s….no computers or email back then.

A 3 lady day.....

A 3 lady day…..

Paul Tainter and Randy Smith, Fremont, Nebraska

Paul Tainter and Randy Smith, Fremont, Nebraska (Paul Tainter photo)

Bucks County 198???

Bucks County 198???

Fay and I with the Western & Eastern Treasures gang, Seattle 1995

Fay and I with the Western & Eastern Treasures gang, Seattle 1995

Calendar Guy!

Calendar Guy!

Pierre Salinger, playing piano for us, at his home in Ile le Sorgue, France 2001

Pierre Salinger, playing piano for us, at his home, Le Thor, France 2001

Lunch with Michel & Joelle Tocque, France, mid 80's

Just another one of those 2 hour lunches with Michel & Joelle Tocque, France, mid 80’s

Toast to World Council, Trump Castle, Atlantic City,1987

Inspiration.....

Inspiration…..

 

Gibson Guitar Newsletter....my prior life...

My prior life…

Look Ma, no pinpointer and no camera! The good ole days.

Look Ma, no pinpointer and no camera! The good ole days.

My wife Fay, Paris, 2008

My wife Fay, Paris, 2008

When silver was plentiful...

When silver was plentiful…

1796 "Liherty" error Large Cent.....found Bucks County, Pa, sometime in the 80's...

1796 “Liherty” error Large Cent…..found Bucks County, Pa, sometime in the 80’s…

On the Fender bass, back row....many moons ago.

On the Fender bass, back row….

Fay, Crater Lake, 2010

Fay, Crater Lake, 2010

Lisa Combs explaining wave soldering process at White's factory

Lisa Combs explaining wave soldering process at White’s factory

Searching beach, Erquy, France

Searching beach, Erquy, France

Not bad for a couple of hours..

Not bad for a couple of hours..

A great group of TH'ers....early Treasure Expo

A great group of TH’ers….Fremont, Nebraska (Paul Tainter photo)

Getting down is easy,. getting up is hard.

Getting down is easy,. getting up is hard.

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Yours truly and Mike Wright, 1st World Council meeting, Longleat Castle, Bath, UK

Dick Tichian and Jimmy Sierra, FMDAC Hunt, mid 80's

Dick Tichian and Jimmy Sierra, FMDAC Hunt, mid 80’s

Alan Holcombe and I, FMDAC Hunt, 1984

Me & Alan Holcombe, FMDAC Hunt, 1984

Fay hunting Boy Scout Camp, early 80's

Fay hunting Boy Scout Camp, early 80’s

Kenny Wray's Treasure Week, 1988

Kenny Wray’s Treasure Week, 1988….note all the camo.

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Charles Garrett, Fay, John Punola and I, FMDAC Banquet 1988

Lunch break, Burano, Italy 1993

Lunch break, Burano, Italy 1993

Breakfast at the morning market in Domme, France

Breakfast (seriously) at the morning market in Domme, France

Alan Holcombe and I, White's factory, 2008

Alan Holcombe and yours truly, White’s factory, 2008

Besides being an excellent TH'er, Michel is an excellent cook, early 90's

Besides being an excellent TH’er, Michel is an excellent cook, late 80’s

Charles Garrett & Roy Volker, Early Treasure Expo (Paul Tainter photo)

Charles Garrett, Roy Volker, early Treasure Expo, Fremont, Nebraska (Roy passed away in 2008, Charles in 2015)….Paul Tainter photo

Sunday dinner, Forcalquier, France, 2008...nothing like it!

Getting ready for a family dinner in Forcalquier, France

See no evil, hear no evil. speak no evil. John Howland, Dick Stout & Gerald Costello, JFK Airport, 1985

See no evil, hear no evil. speak no evil. John Howland, Dick Stout & Gerald Costello, JFK Airport, 1985

Way, way back...somewhere in North Carolina

Yep, I’m the fat guy with the bass…

John Punola testing Wilson Neuman detectors, early 80's (photo courtesy of John Punola)

My good NJ friend John Punola, testing out Wilson Neuman detectors, early 80’s

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Fay and I, Basque area, France, 2005

Frank Lawson, yours truly, the late Gene Humphreys and Mary Penson

Frank Lawson, yours truly, the late Gene Humphreys and Mary Penson, club hunt somewhere in Texas, 1988

John "Bubba" Howland, cover of early Searcher magazine....with his favorite liquids.

John Howland, Searcher cover 1987 (okay, so I doctored up the cover a little).

My good friend Eleanor Hube....

My good friend Eleanor Hube

Autumn, Bucks County, Pa....why I miss the Northeast

Autumn, Bucks County, Pa….why I miss the Northeast

Touring with 440th Army 1965

Touring with 440th Army Band 1965

Margaret (Mags) Howland with Nigel Ingram, Rally, UK

Margaret (Mags) Howland with Nigel Ingram, Rally, UK

John Howland, fishing trip, Scotland (his idea of fishing)

John Howland, fishing trip, Scotland (okay, well his idea of fishing)

Michel Tocque & I, Brittany area of France, early 90's

Michel Tocque & I, Brittany area of France, early 90’s

Cliff Steffen, Jimmy Sierra, yours truly and Ed Laub (hidden) party....mid 80's

Cliff Steffen, Jimmy Sierra, yours truly and Ed Laub (hidden) party….mid 80’s

Peter Bettis, Jim Brackenridge (Garrett) and yours truly...UK rally, mid 80's

Peter Bettis, Jim Brackenridge (Garrett) and yours truly…UK rally, mid 80’s

 

Me and my best friend Barnum

Me and my best friend Barnum. I sure miss this old lug of a pug….

My good friend Archie Ray and his finds, early 80's

My good friend Archie Ray and his finds, early 80’s

Mick Turrell, Dick Stout and John Howland, Bath, England 1987

What one does when thirsty in France….

 

Some of the crowd at Treasure Weekend 1986

Bill Smith and Jimmy Sierra/Early Treasure Expo

Treasue hunter Michel Tocque/Dinan, France, mid 90’s

Howland and I doing a little grilling and chilling...Texas early 90's

Howland and I doing a little grillin and chillin’…Caddo Lake area, Texas, early 90’s

FMDAC Trip to England and the Longleat Rally

Charles Garrett lecture, Treasure Weekend, Atlantic City, NJ, mid 80’s….

Looking for that hidden stash - early 80's

Looking for that hidden stash – early 80’s

No detector needed for this treasure....BBQ from Meshacks!

No detector needed for this treasure….BBQ from Meshacks!

Dick Stout and Bob Podhrasky, early Treasure Expo, Fremont, Nebraska (Paul Tainter Photo)

Charles Garrett starting FMDAC Weekend, Atlantic City, 1986

Charles Garrett starting FMDAC Weekend, Atlantic City, 1986

Hunting old homesite/East Texas

My good friend Bruce Hazelman and friend. Bath, England 1987

Monthly FMDAC meeting, Haddon Heights, NJ, early 80's

Monthly FMDAC meeting, Haddon Heights, NJ, early 80’s

Back when the hair was black, and the silver more plentiful….circa 1980

My wife Fay, hunting beach in Honolulu, 1991

Taking break from the Texas heat, 2007

FMDAC delegates, meeting 1987….greatest group of TH’ers ever

Karl von Mueller and I, Lost Treasure Classic, 1988

Karl von Mueller and I, Lost Treasure Classic, 1988

 

Charles Garrett, Lita Colligan & Rosemary Anderson/Friday night party/Treasure Weekend, 1986

FMDAC members taking the Longleat Rally trip to England, 1987

Yours truly with Jack & Myrna Gifford/Tesoro Electronics, 1988

With John Howland & Sam Abramo…First meeting of the World Council/Longleat Castle, UK 1987

rue mouffetard, one of my favorite areas, Paris

rue mouffetard, one of my favorite areas, Paris

Eleanor Hube, Dick & Fay Stout and Ken Gudernatch, Longleat Rally 1987

This is "bring your own bottle to be filled"...Venice, Italy 1992

This is “bring your own bottle to be filled”…Venice, Italy 1992

 

Mr. Cool...John Howland, Roman site, UK, 1988

Mr. Cool…John Howland, Roman site, UK, 1988

Charles Garrett, Dick Stout & Alan Holcombe, 1984

Older and heavier, 2012, Northwest Texas

Michel Tocque and I clowning around, Brittany Coast, mid 90’s

Hustled by a scammer, Oxaca, Mexico 1991

Hustled by a scammer, Oxaca, Mexico 1991

 

Paul Tainter and Michael Paul Henson, early Treasure Expo

Me and my trusty 6000di, early 1980’s

Richard Ray and Paul Tainter, at Paul’s Treasure Expo

Hunting the Cotswolds, near Bath, UK 1987

What to do when you only have one pair of shorts...Burano, Italy

What to do when you only have one pair of shorts…Burano, Italy

 

Taking it easy, Challenger tugboat, Seattle 1995

Taking it easy, Challenger tugboat, Seattle 1995

Charles Garrett, Dick Stout & Alan Holcombe, FMDAC Convention, AC 1986

The late Joe Cook, a friend who is missed my many….

At Roy Pilkington's shop, near Boston, UK

At Roy Pilkington’s shop, near Boston, UK

 

John Howland, bartender at the Malamute Saloon, (see link above)

Just a few of the treasures I found in France…..

The ever obliging crew at Regton, Ltd., Birmingham, England

John Winter. Check out http://www.johnwinter.net/jw/ It’s a terrific blog!

Dick Stout and Jimmy Sierra, Atlantic City, 1986

Jack Lowry, Alan Holcombe, Dick Stout & Gary Bischke, Atlantic City 1986

Michel Tocque and I goofing off, Gironde, France…

Roy Pilkington & Dick Stout, field testing Grand Master, near the North Sea, UK

St. Remy, France, the day after 9/11

St. Remy, France, the day after 9/11

The old fat guy talking to club in Dallas 2013

The old fat guy talking to club in Dallas 2013

Leaving for Texas, December 1987 (If I only knew then what I know now...)

Leaving New Jersey for Texas, December 1987

Jimmy Sierra, Eddie Olding and Alan Holcombe, late 80's

Jimmy Sierra, Eddie Olding and Alan Holcombe, late 80’s

Sharing a joke...

Sharing a joke…

The late Gerald Costello, yours truly and Nigel Ingram, UK/early 90's

The late Gerald Costello, yours truly and Nigel Ingram, UK/early 90’s

Yours truly, Mary Penson, Jimmy Sierra, Mike Vella and Michael Paul Henson, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Yours truly, Mary Penson, Jimmy Sierra, Mike Vella and Michael Paul Henson, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Alan Cannon (Compass), Carl Matheis & Gary Bischke (Outdoor Outfitters)....Treasure Expo, late 80's

Alan Cannon (Compass), Carl Matheis & Gary Bischke (Outdoor Outfitters)….Treasure Expo, late 80’s

John Howland & Norm Presson, fishing trip/Caddo Lake, 1990

John Howland & Norm Presson, fishing trip/Caddo Lake, 1990

At the Mayfly Pub with John & "Mags" Howland....1992(?)

At the Mayfly Pub with John & “Mags” Howland….1992(?)

In my man cave, 2005 or so....

In my man cave, 2005 or so….

A little libation with Nigel Ingram, from Regton Ltd. (UK).....Rockwall, Texas 2015

A little libation with Nigel Ingram, Regton Ltd., UK…..2015

Jimmy, hawking his wares....late 80's

Jimmy hawking his wares….late 80’s

With Michel Tocque, Guérande, France, late 90's

With Michel Tocque, Guérande, France, late 90’s

At Le Miramar, Binic, France, circa mid-90's

At Le Miramar, Binic, France, circa mid-90’s

Playing at "The Groove"...North Carolina, 1965.....

Playing at “The Groove”…North Carolina, 1965…..