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Re: Well done Cupa.... Nothing like that up here for a while.. I would do the lakes, but the ice is so thick, you can walk 200 yards out from the shore
Posted by: Cupajo
Date: December 14, 2009 06:32PM
Not me Friend!!

I am not an ice walker anytime!!

CJ

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Good days finds. These storms are moving a lot of sand around.N/T
Posted by: George-CT
Date: December 14, 2009 06:46PM

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Re: Good days finds. These storms are moving a lot of sand around.
Posted by: Cupajo
Date: December 14, 2009 07:03PM
Yeah George,

Covered most, but un-covered some!

Hard work, but decent results,

CJ

good hunt Bud !N/T
Posted by: ojm bc
Date: December 15, 2009 12:13AM

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storms are great here, but usually a night hunt...N/T
Posted by: ojm bc
Date: December 15, 2009 12:14AM

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Re: :usaflag: Dual Field Delight!! :detecting:
Posted by: Cupajo
Date: December 15, 2009 05:24AM
I've been told by a Hunting Friend that the date on the medal has religious significance and is not the age of the piece.

I thought it was in too good a condition to be that old!

Usually the silver plating is etched away first and the chain loop shortly after that.

Regards to you all,

CJ

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Now that is a good day!:clapping:N/T
Posted by: Wayne in BC
Date: December 15, 2009 11:03AM

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Re: :usaflag: Dual Field Delight!! :detecting:
Posted by: Cupajo
Date: December 15, 2009 11:32AM
It seemed like a good day to me too!!:thumbup:

Thanks for the reply Wayne,

CJ

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A detecting guy i met on a beach one day told me that..........
Posted by: Wayne in BC
Date: December 15, 2009 12:45PM
he had never found a gold ring or any gold jewelery. I said, you don't dig many pulltabs or bottle caps etc do you? No, he said, do you? I said, yes, tons of them along with some gold. He still didn't get it:rolleyes:
Not everyone (like me) has an expensive or specific detector, they are sure nice and do a great job but it seems that one still needs to dig some junk:biggrin:

Re: A detecting guy i met on a beach one day told me that..........
Posted by: Cupajo
Date: December 15, 2009 04:12PM
Shhhhhhhhhhh Wayne!!

The fewer hunters that know that the more for us!!:thumbup:

CJ

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:lol::thumbup:N/T
Posted by: Wayne in BC
Date: December 15, 2009 05:33PM

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Re: :usaflag: Dual Field Delight!! :detecting:
Posted by: halfdimenut
Date: December 25, 2009 10:30AM
That is the front of a very popular catholic medal, called the miraculous medal, what 1830 represents is the date of the vision that inspired the medal, an apparition of the virgin Mary to sister ( now saint ) Catherine Laboure, in the convent at Rue DE Bac, Paris. I have a few of these of different size's I have found of various metal's I have a very small one posted now on the minelab explorer forum under the title ( key date indian and small silver pendant ).

Re: :usaflag: Dual Field Delight!! :detecting:
Posted by: Cupajo
Date: December 25, 2009 06:54PM
Thanks Friend for the info!!

I didn't know the particulars, but suspected it was something like you wrote.

Have yourself a happy hunting New Year!!

CJ

Re: A detecting guy i met on a beach one day told me that..........
Posted by: norman maassey
Date: January 08, 2010 06:14PM
-A 6 years ago I was hunting a school yard and run into 2 older man. As w talked one asked what had found. I showed them a hand full of clad an few pull tabs. They both smiled an asked me why I had a XLT and still dug zinks and pull rings. Then we talked about how we didn't find as much gold as we once did. They told me that they had been hunting for years and all the gold was found years before. I asked them what they looked for. They told me all they dug was 82 and higher on their XLTs.

:usaflag: Little Gracie stole my heart!
Posted by: Cupajo
Date: June 23, 2010 11:35AM
As a plumbing repairman I have had a wide variety of experiences over the past 38 years some I can share and some I dare not as the people are still around and I wouldnt want to hurt their feelings.

Three weeks ago I responded to a call to install a couple of toilets for a young family who were new customers. When I arrived I met the young wife/Mom of the family and was introduced to her beautiful 6 Month old daughter who lit up like a neon sign when I smiled at her and her almost four year old sister who is beautiful, wide eyed, chatty and exceptionally bright.

Her Mom asked if little Gracie would be in my way if she watched me work and I assured her that as a Grampa for six active youngsters I would have no problem with the child watching. As I worked I chatted with the little girl and learned that she was amazingly articulate for her age and perceptive in her observations of the work I was doing. (Its not rocket science Ya know!) She called me Plumber when she had a question or wanted to make a comment and once or twice she even handed me a part I was reaching for.

At one point I had to light my plumbers torch and I explained what I was doing and how there might be a small pop when the torch was lit. She watched with wide eyes as I completed the work I was doing and after scheduling a tub faucet install with her Mom for the following week I went on my way to my next job with a wave to Gracie and a bye Plumber from her.

When I arrived for the next late morning appointment Gracie was at nursery school until noon and I found as I got into the job that I needed a few fittings that required a trip to a supply house not far away. Later about the time I was finishing the last few adjustments to the new faucet Gracie arrived and chatted away until I finished and carrying my tool bucket, went downstairs to discuss the work with her Mom and to schedule another visit for the following week to install a faucet in the master shower and replace part of a tub drain and replace a broken plastic drain fitting in a wall.

When I turned to leave Gracie ran up to me and almost wrapped her arms around my legs, but stopped short when she realized the surface of my plumbers trousers was soiled. She looked up at me with her sweet innocent blue eyes and told me, Plumber, I love you!

I thanked her and replied with a smile that I love everyone and told her Mom that Gracie had touched me where I live as I placed my hand over my heart. I must admit to being a bit misty eyed as I left for my next job.

Yesterday I saw Gracie again briefly toward the end of the work I was doing, because her Mom had taken her to the beach and when she returned she watched as I put the finishing touches on the shower faucet. As I put my equipment away and cleaned up the work area Gracie told me, Plumber, I really like you. warming my heart again.

Its rare for a child to stay around and interact for the length of time Gracie did and for me to be so impressed with the active mind of such a small child. I complemented her Mom on how bright her daughter is and thanked her for allowing Gracie to watch me work as it was fun chatting with her.

I left that home knowing what a rare gift I had received in being able to share quality time with this child. Life as a plumber is not all filth and drudgery and after all these years I still find interacting with people I meet, young and old, to be the best part of the job.

Respectfully submitted,

CJ



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 06/23/2010 11:38AM by Cupajo.

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