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Old Tom

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  1. See you won't even take my cheapy walkie talkies when we go out anymore. Do you remember how it saved my ass when we first started to do the beeping thing? We were supposed to turn the radios on at around 4:00 pm if not yet back in camp. I got turned around and couldn't find camp so I climbed the tallest hill around and turned the radio on. We did establish communications but we couldn't see each other and didn't know which direction I was from camp. You told me to fire a shot in the air and you would listen for it. You heard the shot way off and said you would climb a hill at your end. You told me to fire another shot and you pin pointed me. Then you told me to walk directly into the sun which was by that time was going down. We couldn't see each other as I was more than a mile off in hills. We did eventually bump into one another and thank God you brought me some delicious water to boot. Made it back to camp and all was well. Got a new direction finder and water backpack. If you do get a new set of hand helds You have got to remember to bring them with. Also remember what I told you never leave home without? Old Tom
  2. I agree that they are from some ant, bee, spider etc. aluminum or lead pour. They were probably left in the ground after the main pour was pulled out. These underground tunnels that insects dig have off branches all over the place. They got broken off when the main pour was roughly pulled out and left behind. Old Tom
  3. Bill, you say in the same general area. Does that mean LSD because on Adams other thread they are all talking of going to Quartzsite and then you say around March 21. Old Tom
  4. Happy Birthday Mitchel. Have a tall one and get out and get a nuggie. Old Tom
  5. Thanks a lot guys for the b-day wishes. This year has been a real trial for me with the cancer and other stuff. Lost forty pounds and in and out of the hospital, Chemo, Radiation, gall bladder, blood clots, overmedicated and such. I am much better and am over the hump. Got out with Tom and Luke a couple of times and really enjoyed it. They got gold but I'm still a little slow. Old Tom
  6. Another tear shed...…………………. Old Tom
  7. Happy Birthday Gal, and have a very Merry Christmas to go along with it. I'll have one at the table for your remembrance today. Old Tom
  8. I'm glad it all went well for you Doc. I think that they should also give you a shot of brandy for all the apprehension they cause you. Old Tom
  9. Ron, the name of that outfit is Barnet Dulaney Perkins. My daughter is a registered nurse and worked in the OR for many years. Lifting overweight patients off and on the operating table took a toll on her back so she looked for lighter work and wound up at BDP in eye surgery. She explained the whole procedure to me before I had mine done. They make a small slit in the eye and cut the lens all around to detach it. They slip an instrument in the slit and wind the lens around it and pull it out. Then they insert the new lens wound around the same instrument and unwind it in place. It heals there very fast as the eye is one of the fastest mending parts of the body. I was awake for my surgery and talked to the Dr. during the procedure. He said "Hey, your not supposed to be knowing just what's going on". But I again say that it was a very comfortable experience and took the patch off the next day. It's really amazing when you get one eye done and compare the eye that wasn't done with the eye with the new lens. Old Tom
  10. Doc, I've had the regular Cataract Surgery and you are right it's no big deal. It is by far the easiest surgery I have ever been through, right from a five way bypass to a toe nail removal. Don't know anything about the laser end of it but I don't know just how much more comfortable it could be. Getting old does have some perks but I'll trade them all bro. Old Tom
  11. Happy Birthday bro. Have one on me. Old Tom
  12. Sounds like a great diet Ron. Now I know that you had a great day bro. Have one for me too. Old Tom
  13. Happy Birthday bro. Go get a nuggie today. Old Tom
  14. Missed you bro, didn't get my semi annual hug from Dodie. Take care of your selves and be there in March. Old Tom
  15. Navy, in the fifty's before ballistic missiles. They came in and there was no defense against them. Completely changed format of defense on both coasts and went in more for diplomacy. Did away with both early warning fleets. Old Tom
  16. I did have one just like that one. I found it in a old barn that the widow of the man that owned it said I could have anything in the barn that I wanted. There was nothing of value there until I checked on top of the rafters and found two very old rifles'. They were all rusty and pitted but I got them working again. I had more fun with the 22 until it was stolen from my little travel trailer I left in Pennsylvania while moving to Arizona, that was in 1966. The other was an old Henry square barrel that I sold to a man that put it over his fire place. It was not fit to be used properly. Old Tom
  17. Hey digger, I had the same thing happen only a little different a couple months ago. Because of a loss of forty pounds due to Chemo and radiation it messed up my heart and blood pressure meds. I was seeing things and dizzy with sickness. After four days in the hospital they came up with what I had told them in the first place when I was admitted. They took the meds away and I straightened right out. Look as long as you have a new regimen and you can drive ok, then come in for the dinner Saturday night and see your friends. You don't have to camp it to enjoy what you can. Old Tom
  18. Happy birthday Aaron, Get out and get one. Old Tom
  19. Mike, do I see a coin or the back end of a shotgun shell at around 7:00 o'clock in the picture? I got stung about three times last year. Suddenly they have appeared on my property after not having a one for over the forty nine years I have lived here. I have kept bees here for thirty years and have never used any insecticides on my property. I guess I'll have to find the nest and use a little poison on them. I expect bees to sting but those scorptsects ambush you in a handful of grass or weeds. Old Tom
  20. Happy Birthday Sir. Have a great day today. Old Tom
  21. I'm no expert on rocks but I have laid miles of spray paint down locating underground cables for 25 years. It sure looks like spray to me with the rough spots peaking through and the pooling in the valleys. See if it scratches off easily. Old Tom
  22. They got a good score today without me but my legs and lungs are getting a lot stronger. Soon I'll be able to go with Tom and pick up what he misses. I'll be at the outing to do some beeping and eating. I miss getting out a lot and it's sure better than that dang hospital. That wash has produced a lot of gold for us in the past and I am anxious to get in there and dig a little. Glad to see that it is still producing. Old Tom
  23. Happy Birthday bro. Slow down man or you will be catching up to me. I hope your day goes well and maybe you can get out and pick up a few. (Nuggies that is.) Old Tom
  24. I'm not biting bro. Been seriously ill for the last six months and Doc says to save my breath for when I really need it. This is not a valid subject to expound upon so you and I can just agree to disagree.
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