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Old Tom

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Old Tom last won the day on July 5

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About Old Tom

  • Birthday 12/31/1933

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    Glendale, Az
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    Hunting, Fishing, Gardening, Prospecting. Taking apart anything that is broken and then trying to put it back togeather.

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  1. We are directed to pray for one another so he is included in my prayers. Put him on a prayer chain Frank, there are many around. Old Tom
  2. Frank, It gets better as time goes on, believe me. I had shingles about 25 years ago, it was of the head and right eye. It left my eye with significant loss of sight in that eye. Only worse pain I ever had was a kidney stone. Welcome to the fun times of life, some call them the 'Golden Years', I call them the 'Rusty Years'. Old Tom
  3. Great find, looks like corn flakes. Old Tom
  4. Have a good one today Max. 86 today, well you are almost up to me but I keep running a little faster than you. Hang in there bro and maybe we can have a scooter race at the next roundup. Old Tom
  5. I know your pain well Bob. I acquired a 8mm Mauser when I was around sixteen years old. That was right after WWII around 1949 and this gun was 'purchased' in Germany by a friends father that needed money at the time. I spent my savings of $150.00 to get it and have hunted with it ever since. Many a tumble I have taken with it and the only thing injured was me. That rifle was manufactured long before Hitler came to power. Engraved, hex barrel at breach tapered to a round at muzzle. Ribbing on top of barrel with the finest open sights that I have ever used. Double trigger with all matched parts. I still have my first twelve gage shotgun that I broke the stock in half from a fall down a steep gully. It is a keystone and it sure did get me a lot of ducks, rabbits, and pheasants away back. Old Tom
  6. Bob I have seen that knife before in my not to illustrious life. I don't know where or when but I thought that it was a ugly sort and always thought that it was a trench weapon. Might be older than you think, maybe WWI. Old Tom
  7. Happy Birthday bro. Have one on me. Old Tom
  8. Yeah, but the next one will have to be a CHIGGER free zone. The Mayer area is great for small gold but the chiggers I can do without. Boy we did have a good time though didn't we. Patrick fell backwards off his chair as we were on a hillside and cut up his leg a little. Of course the beer didn't help the situation at all. Nurse Tammy had the situation well in hand. Thank God for good times and good friends. Old Tom
  9. I can see that the spelling of the name Matthey is spelled wrong. They replaced a 'T' with an 'I'. Also someone sawed into the bar quite to see if it was real. Still quite an oddity and should be researched. old Tom
  10. Now that's hunting. I used to bow hunt back in the fifties. It wasn't really popular back then and we had the woods all to ourselves. The deer weren't so spooky before rifle season when everyone was out blasting away at whatever. We would lay in wait in tall grass and when the buck would come by we would raise to a kneeling position and pick him off. Really couldn't miss. One never forgets his first hunts with dad. Good job bro. Old Tom
  11. Man I want one of the detectors that he uses. Mine don't work like his. Old Tom
  12. Glad to see that you are on this side of the turf, Steve. I missed you at the last couple of outings which were great. Too bad that you let one or two bozos get under your skin. You are not the only one that feels that way though and it is a shame to this forum that it is allowed to go on. A good friend that used to contribute daily also left within the last few months or so. The reason that they do it is that it is their nature to be combative and that they are allowed to do it. I don't see any way that that attitude contributes to what this forum stands for, GOLD PROSPECTING. I do miss those guys and gals that don't contribute anymore. Maybe they have moved to other forums, good luck to them. Old Tom
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