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Old Tom

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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. That includes me too................... Old Tom
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Happy Birthday bro. Have one on me. Old Tom
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Man I want one of the detectors that he uses. Mine don't work like his. Old Tom
  13. 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
  14. Bob ,they already already have the right to do that at least in Arizona. Governor Ducy sold off a whole lot of our public lands right after he got elected to office. Some of those lands were good gold producers too. They were supposed to be earmarked for State Education. They don't need special permission there is always a way around rules if the people don't object. However I do agree with you. Old Tom
  15. Don't have a care of what She says today, It's your day bro. You only get one a year make the best of it. Old Tom
  16. Ya know, I worked outside all my life. First on a ship in the Navy as a navigator/signalman on the flying bridge a lot. The rest of my work time was on the poles as a lineman and cable repairman. The heat bothered me a lot when I came out West from Jersey. I got to live with it as there was no real shade on the poles, you just did your best and bare with the discomfort. I retired in 1985 and have been able to stand the heat much better as I lost 50 lbs. due to Radiation and Chemo. I was out today for three hours in around 112 degrees mowing the lawn. Worked up a real sweat and feel really good. Old Tom
  17. I wish I still had my sister to love. She passed years ago and I miss her dearly. If you do have one or know someone else's give her all the love you can as she is precious even if she calls you a dick. Old Tom
  18. Bob can't you see just what he is doing. He's setting a pot of crap out there for you to stir and you are falling for it lock, stock and barrel just like what you always do. It's just that you didn't start it and you are not interested in the subject that you want to move on. We feel the way you do now when you rant and rave about poli.... oops, Covid, etc. etc. Get a grip man, others have a right to rant about what they are interested in also. Old Tom
  19. Bob it's like the pot calling the kettle black. Don't you see yourself a little in this joust? Where do you think that they learned to play like this? Old Tom
  20. You want more government in Your hobby? I can't understand just why when they muck up every other aspect of regulating our so called wellbeing. Old Tom
  21. Hope you had a good day today Skip. Just think, another year older ain't that great! Old Tom
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