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Old Tom

Member Since 10 Feb 2012
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In Topic: Got me some!

27 September 2014 - 10:43 PM

I got one like that once.  It was stuck to a boulder that someone undermined and they went past it.  I put my GB Pro into the hole and while going down I was drawn to the nugget stuck in some dirt on the boulder.  Easiest nug I ever found.  


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21 September 2014 - 12:38 AM

Have a happy one Frank.  Pretty soon you'll be up to me...................................


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In Topic: Nugget Hunters 50 Above

20 September 2014 - 11:50 AM

Yeah Chris, young Tom is in the over fifty club also but I'll let him lament about his aches and pains himself.  We have a great partnership,  He usually finds the gold and I dig it up.  The 5000 really outshines the GB Pro but I can't carry that weight all day and climb hills too.  When I stop having fun I'll give it up but until then look for me in the next wash.  


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In Topic: Nugget Hunters 50 Above

20 September 2014 - 01:26 AM

I got into chasing the yeller in the nineteen seventy's and have been off and on ever since.  I'm over eighty now and have slowed a bit but still manage to get out into the hills with my son Tom.  He watches over me so that I don't get into too much trouble and I pop out a nugget or two every once in a while.  The greatest thing that I found is the comradere and downright good fellowship of the folks in the forums. I look forward to the rendezvous and camp outs throughout the year put on by different groups.  I've missed a step or two since my five way bypass but slower is the way to go with a Gold Bug Pro.


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In Topic: "Tex" Houston

16 September 2014 - 11:42 AM

Ya know, I had an experience with a Vietnam Vet for several years until he finally died from his wounds.  I felt so deeply for that man when no others would care to be around him.  He was drafted at around 19 years of age and went right over after basic training.  It wasn't long on his first mission he was following a officer into the field and the officer stepped on a mine.  The officer was killed outright and Mickey was wounded from head to foot on his right side.  One eye, right arm, testicles, right leg and foot all shattered. They flew him to the states where he died a couple of times and they managed to bring him back each time. Physically he was mess and that is why people sort of shunned him.  He live with his younger brother who was mentally challenged.  The wife and I would help him as much as we could by fixing things in his, home erecting fences, etc.  Elsie would cook for him and have the boys over for a good meal every once in a while.  He wasn't a joy to be around always but he never got on the 'Why me' thing, or held anyone responsible for his state of affairs.  He just kept on truckin and really appreciated the help.  


I think that more people should get involved in helping these vets that are hurt be it mentally or physically.  They didn't want to get into that state but they are there and they need help, God knows.