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Old Tom

Member Since 10 Feb 2012
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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.      


In Topic: 1/4 ounce trip

12 August 2014 - 01:10 AM

Nice haul BB.  What made you go to Kalif, do you know the area or were you just prospecting?  

 

   Old Tom    :P  


In Topic: HEY SHEP

31 July 2014 - 03:22 PM

What, another birthday??? You must be as old as I am by now. Cabo and pistachios must be a good combination for longevity. You don't look a day over 85.......... Cheers brudder. Old Tom

In Topic: First Nuggets for my 17 year old

25 July 2014 - 08:41 PM

Yeah, he'll bring one too.................... Old tom

In Topic: First Nuggets for my 17 year old

25 July 2014 - 12:00 AM

Shep You're right about not knowing what to do with gal once I found one. Forgot all that stuff a while back. I still manage to find a little nugget here and there between digging for tommy boy and resting my butt. Can't wait till the next outing, I hope its Quartzite. Last time I was there it was about a couple of months after my five way bypass, couldn't do much. Old Tom