Old Tom

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About Old Tom

  • Birthday 12/31/1933

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Glendale, Az

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  1. That tactic actually does work and I have recommended it here in the past. I am a former bee keeper and have used it a couple of times when things have gotten out of hand while capturing wild hives. But don't think that the little buggers are 'dumb', they will catch up with you if you don't get far enough away before they see you. The thing is in the desert there aren't too many thick trees and bushy shrubs in some areas to do this. Best thing is when they come 'a-bumpin', guess the direction they are coming from and do a 180. Old Tom
  2. Gold forums contest

    My guess is May 1, 2, or 3. Old Tom
  3. John Schnabel

    I believe there is going to be a special tribute program to Grandpa John this coming Friday. He made it easier to watch this show for me. I wish that I had a Grandpa like him, he was a man's man. Old Tom
  4. Adam, you don't need a chaperone what you need is a trainer. You'd better be there Mom or not. I put you on the rooster anyway. Old Tom
  5. a few more Fors plus finds

    That's awesome dude, the yellow sure is purty. That manzanita is better than the catclaw that I crawl around in. Old Tom
  6. Birthday Nugget

    Great birthday present for you. Go out and get a mate to it and have a pair of cuff links made. Old Tom
  7. An early 7000 trip...

    Ray, I remember Grandma used to hold her doilies on the arm of her living room chairs on with this pin. They would go through the doily and through the overstuffed arm of the chair and only the decorative head of the pin would show. They were good for all kinds of things including table cloths, bed sheets and covers, etc. One of the old things that I remember from days gone by. Old Tom
  8. All I can say is, Wow! If I ever ran into that much gold in one patch I think that I would give up after that. Have a great time on the proceeds of that venture and I wish you more luck in the future. Thanks for posting, I loved it.
  9. I remember the time when Young Tom and I were dredging and he threw up a three and a quarter hunk of shiny gold to meout of a six foot hole in the creek. I accused him of playing the eternal joke on me as we were really not doing well at all. It took me quite a while to finally realize that it was really real. The excitement came on very slow that time becauseI didn't believe it at first. Bob Rose, Tom's Father-in-law used to play that one in the sluice box with partners and got some real negative reactions. Old Tom
  10. I donno bout that Rob. I've seen some friends lost, guns drawn, but also some funny situations in the past. I'd rather not be lifted up and then brought down to earth unless you let me keep the swag. All depends just who you are playing the joke on, some can't take it.
  11. Yeah, that is what it was. Now is that going to be my user name also? If so that will be great. I think you took away my two warning points that I was wearing like my red badge of courage. Sort of got used to it after a couple of years. Tks Bro. Old Tom
  12. Rob, how do I change my Avatar name? I can't log off to change my name and password there. I seems that when the forum changed it took the sign in name and replaced my Avatar name. Old Tom
  13. Not too bad

    Hey man that's terrific. Keep it up and go back to all those worn out places. Old Tom
  14. Happy Birthjday Tailgate

    Happy Birthday to you old sod. I'm trying to catch up to you but I just can't make it. Hoist one for me Jim. Old Tom
  15. Keep him up there Wade. Going out this Sunday and I don't want to smell him here. This rain sure is putting the damper on things though. Old Tom