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May not qualify as a good deed but.......
Posted by: JB(MS)
Date: January 12, 2015 07:08PM
A forum member who read it on Carl's forum asked me to post it here.
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A few months ago I went to the elementary school down the street to kill an hour while waiting on a ballgame to come on tv. A small, sad looikng little boy, maybe 6 years old, was swinging on one of the tire swings and his father was pushing him. I walked around for a few minuntes looking for coins and the boys dad asked if I was finding anything, so I stopped to talk to him. He asked several questions about detectors and detecting, the little boy listened for a few minutes and then asked if he could use my detector. The detector I was using was too heavy for him so I got the Golden ┬ÁMax with the seven inch Shadow X2 coil on it out of my truck, shortened the shaft and showed him how to swing it. I had found a dime, a nickel and three pennies, and I dropped them in the woodchip playground for the little boy to find. He had a hard time keeping the coil close enough to the ground to detect a coin, but he found the coins I dropped plus several trash objects. He was really excited about finding the coins, and just as excited when he found a trash object.

While the little boy was using the Golden his dad told me his wife had run off with another man and his son had been so depressed he mostly just sat around and cried. He had brought him to the school playground to try to cheer him up and said letting him use the detector had done what he hadn't been able to do, which was to make him happy and hear him laugh again. When they left the little boy was still excited and bubbling over about finding the coins. 18 cents isn't much, but I think it was one of the best hunts I've made.

Re: May not qualify as a good deed but.......
Posted by: RedRockNv
Date: January 18, 2015 11:01PM
Great story and yes it was a good deed better then you will know.

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Re: May not qualify as a good deed but.......
Posted by: mudpuppy
Date: January 25, 2015 04:53AM
Yes, thats a GREAT thing you did! :clapping::clapping:
Mud



Nasty words, and suggestive post.

Re: May not qualify as a good deed but.......
Posted by: GeorgeinSC
Date: January 26, 2015 05:49PM
Outstanding. You Did Good. You will never know just how much you may have impacted that youngsters life.



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Re: May not qualify as a good deed but.......
Posted by: PSS1963
Date: May 26, 2015 06:31AM
You may have single-handedly planted the seed of a new detectorist with that simple act of generosity. I bet most of us can't look back on one single moment that brought us to this hobby (at least I can't) but if the hunting bug takes hold in this little boy, he'll look back on that the day when he was feeling low and a stranger gave him a first class thrill that lifted his spirits and gave him something positive to think about.

Well played!

-pete



Pete - Eastern Massachusetts
Took a long time off but I'm back with a vengeance!

*Massachusetts Treasure Hunters Association:
Member 1987-1988

*Electrical Engineer / Technician
*Master Scuba Diver

*2015 - pres. Whites MXT All-Pro with coils: 5.3 Eclipse, 9" Spider,
8x6 SEF, 10x12 SEF
*1987 - 1989, 2014 White's 6000 Di Pro (blue box) w. hip-mount,
Blue Max - 256 (10") widescan, 6" concentric

*Oldest identifiable coin - (no-date) King William lll farthing (issued 1695 - 1700)
*2nd oldest "coin" - 1746 King George II half-penny (counterfeit?)

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Re: May not qualify as a good deed but.......
Posted by: Oldguy
Date: April 02, 2016 02:01PM
Most people find only things. Looks like you found a little boy.

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Re: May not qualify as a good deed but.......
Posted by: freepistol
Date: April 22, 2016 07:46AM
:clapping:

Most definitely a very good deed!

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