I would be amiss if didn’t give a shoutout to my wife Fay for so many of the following photos….. thank you dear.
Shh, don’t tell White’s about the Fisher apron (early 80’s)
Early 80’s with my trusty 6000di S2
Eleanor Hube, yours truly, Paul White and Jack Hube, early 80’s
John Howland….near Bournemouth, 2012
Jimmy Sierra, FMDAC event, Atlantic City 1987
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
Love the Simplex
Feeling amorous, Belle Ile, France 2003
Ben Myers & Ed Fedory, FMDAC event, mid 80’s
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….
Field Testing Fisher detector, mid 90’s
Garret booth, Sports Show, Atlanta, Ga. 1990
Giving talk, Texas Council Convention, 1988
Shepherds Pie, Mayfly Pub, UK, many moons ago….
Playing at “The Groove”, North Carolina, 1965
FMDAC weekend, Trump Castle, Atlantic City, NJ, mid-80’s
LeRoy McGloughlin & Alan Holcombe (Whites), Texas Council hunt, early 80’s
Testing Grandmaster late 80’s
My wife Fay, Longleat Rally, mid 8o’s
Just being a kid again….2013
With Tesoro founder Jack Gifford and wife Myrna, Lost Treasure Classic, Tulsa, Oklahoma 1988
Hunting park near Dallas 2012
With Pierre Salinger, Le Thor, France 2001
Mastheads from Western & Eastern magazine, mid-80’s
With Joe Cook and Bruce Hazleman. Houston, Texas, mid 80’s
The Garrett team late 80’s
My daughters Missy and Molly followed by a young Vaughn Garrett (mid 80’s)
L to R: Nigel Ingram (Regton, Ltd.), Irene Cook, Sue Thompson, Joe Cook (FMDAC officers), yours truly, George McKean, David Dickinson and Gerald Costello (NCMD UK), night before Treasure Weekend 1988, Weehawken, New Jersey
Fay got a surprise lesson on how to pilot the TGV, high speed train, Gare de Lyon, Paris….
Alan Holcombe, Bruce Hazleman and the late Joe Cook, FMDAC event, late 80’s
Crowd at seminars FMDAC Atlantic City Treasure Weekend (1987)
Garrett presentation at Kenny Wray’s Treasure Weekend, late 80’s
Monte Alban Oaxaca1991
With the late Pierre Salinger, Le Thor, France, two days after 9/11
Field testing Fisher detector for WET, early 90’s
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.
Monte Alban, Oaxaca. Mexico, 1991
With my buddy Barnum, circa 2006
Fay and I with Jim Corbett, old friend from New Jersey. Ran into him in Hawaii while hunting the beach.
FMDAC Hunt Atlantic City. mid 80’s
Front page of early Quest newsletter
My wife Fay had to go and quick…Longleat Rally, Bath, England 1986
Big Band…way back when.
Fay, Beynac, France, 2007
Impromptu dinner, Monterosso, Italy… early 90’s
With Mary Penson & Mike Orts, club hunt somewhere in Texas
Going over new arrangement…..
Appertif time with Michel Tocque, St. Brieuc, France, circa 1995
Searching old Gin Mill, north Texas circa 1990
The late Joe Cook & Bruce Hazelman…killing two birds with one stone. Early 90’s
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….
Me & my long time NJ detecting buddy Dan Hamilton
House warming, 1988 with the Garrett folks…
The good life…Roussillon, France 2001
Nigel Ingram (Regton, Ltd.) and I….
Old homesite, east Texas, circa 1990
Attorney Sam Abramo, Secretary Jerry Lenk, Treasurer Rosalie Ray, VP Harry Bodofsky and yours truly. FMDAC meeting, North Jersey, 80’s…
This guy wanted our picnic, Belle Ile, France, late 90’s….
The Garrett Sales team, 1989
Having fun with Rosemary Anderson (Western & Eastern Treasures) at FMDAC party. circa mid 80’s
First time on a magazine cover…way back when! Check out the price.
Couple drinks and look out! With Roget in St. Brieuc, France
Charles Garrett after officially kicking off first hunt, Atlantic City, mi 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
When I was with Garrett…1989
Nigel Ingram (Regton, Ltd.) and I. Lighthouse Restaurant, Weehawken, NJ 1988
Just showing off. Circa mid 80’s
Le Croisic, France, circa 2005
Preparing FMDAC newsletter, early 80’s….no computers or email back then.
A 3 lady day…..
Paul Tainter and Randy Smith, Fremont, Nebraska (Paul Tainter photo)
Bucks County, Pennsylvania 198???
What are the odds? While detecting in Honolulu we ran into fellow detecting friends Jim and JoAnn Corbett from Mid Jersey Club, 1991
Fay and I with the Western & Eastern Treasures gang, Seattle 1995
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
My prior life…
Look Ma, no pinpointer and no camera! The good ole days.
My wife Fay, Paris, 2008
When silver was plentiful…
1796 “Liherty” error Large Cent…..found Bucks County, Pa, sometime in the 80’s…
On the Fender bass, back row….
Fay, Crater Lake, 2010
Lisa Combs explaining wave soldering process at White’s factory
Searching beach, Erquy, France
Not bad for a couple of hours..
A great group of TH’ers….Fremont, Nebraska (Paul Tainter photo)
Getting down is easy,. getting up is hard.
Yours truly and Mike Wright, 1st World Council meeting, Longleat Castle, Bath, UK
Me & Alan Holcombe, FMDAC Hunt, 1984
The late Dick Tichian and Jimmy Sierra, Atlantic City, mid-80’s
Fay hunting Boy Scout Camp, early 80’s
Kenny Wray’s Treasure Week, 1988….note all the camo.
Lunch break, Burano, Italy 1993
Charles Garrett, Fay, John Punola and yours truly, Treasure Weekend, 1988
Breakfast (seriously) at the morning market in Domme, France
Alan Holcombe and yours truly, White’s factory, 2008
Besides being an excellent TH’er, Michel is an excellent cook, late 80’s
Charles Garrett, Roy Volker, early Treasure Expo, Fremont, Nebraska (Roy passed away in 2008, Charles in 2015)….Paul Tainter photo
Getting ready for a family dinner near Forcalquier, France
See no evil, hear no evil. speak no evil. John Howland, Dick Stout & Gerald Costello, JFK Airport, 1985
Yep, I’m the fat guy with the bass…
My good NJ friend John Punola, testing out Wilson Neuman detectors, early 80’s
Fay and I, Basque area, France, 2005
Frank Lawson, yours truly, the late Gene Humphreys and Mary Penson, club hunt somewhere in Texas, 1988
John Howland, Searcher cover 1987 (okay, so I doctored up the cover a little).
My good friend Eleanor Hube
Autumn, Bucks County, Pa….why I miss the Northeast
Touring with 440th Army Band 1965
Margaret (Mags) Howland with Nigel Ingram, Rally, UK
John Howland, fishing trip, Scotland (okay, well his idea of fishing)
Michel Tocque & I, Brittany area of France, early 90’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
Me and my best friend Barnum. I sure miss this old lug of a pug….
Mick Turrell, Dick Stout and John Howland, Bath, England 1987
Good friend Archie Ray and a few of his finds…early 80’s
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 grillin and chillin’…Caddo Lake area, Texas, early 90’s
Charles Garrett lecture, Treasure Weekend, Atlantic City, NJ, mid 80’s….
Looking for that hidden stash – early 80’s
No detector needed for this treasure….BBQ from Meshacks!
Charles Garrett starting FMDAC Weekend, Atlantic City, 1986
With Bob Podhrasky, Garrett booth at Treasure Expo late 80’s
Hunting old homesite/East Texas
My good friend Bruce Hazelman and friend. Bath, England 1987
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
Charles Garrett, Lita Colligan & Rosemary Anderson/Friday night party/Treasure Weekend, 1986
FMDAC members taking the Longleat Rally trip to England, 1987
With John Howland & Sam Abramo…First meeting of the World Council/Longleat Castle, UK 1987
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
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
Paul Tainter and Michael Paul Henson, early Treasure Expo
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
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 by many….
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
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
The old fat guy talking to club in Dallas 2013
Leaving New Jersey for Texas, December 1987
Jimmy Sierra, Eddie Olding and Alan Holcombe, late 80’s
Sharing a joke…
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
Alan Cannon (Compass), Carl Matheis & Gary Bischke (Outdoor Outfitters)….Treasure Expo, late 80’s
John Howland & Norm Presson, fishing trip/Caddo Lake, 1990
At the Mayfly Pub with John & “Mags” Howland….1992(?)
In my man cave, 2005 or so….
A little libation with Nigel Ingram, Regton Ltd., UK…..2015
Jimmy hawking his wares….late 80’s
With Michel Tocque, Guérande, France, late 90’s
At Le Miramar, Binic, France, circa mid-90’s
Playing at “The Groove”…North Carolina, 1965…..
With LeRoy McLaughlin, Texas Council president, 1985, College Station, Texas
Testing the SP24 Simplex coil