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  1. My Wife passed from cancer in October. She had no interest in detecting, but she absolutely loved me coming home...asking how I did, and me handing her my finds box. She was very supportive and into my finds!
  2. Nice save on a first year Rosie, but I'm not feeling sorry for your 50 degrees...lol
  3. **** WARNING****....This will probably be long and boring As a child, my family camped at Hammonassett State Park for 6 weeks every summer. There was a guy that camped near us that was always out MD'ing. I always tagged along and was hooked. This was probably 1977ish. That Christmas my parents bought me Sears-Whites hip mount detector. Straight TR. no discriminator, but I had a blast on the beach with it. Every evening my Dad and I would bicycle, or drive, to the beach, depending on where I was hunting. I found some stuff, but never the kind of things the guy that camped near us found. He was always showing me rings and such. I copied his techniques and talked to him all the time. One night I was scrubbing a portion of the beach, ( What the guy that camped near us called it. Dragging a foot to see where you've been , more or less gridding). A guy I had never seen before came up and started detecting over my scrubbed portion. At dark he walked up and showed me everything I missed, and thanked me for picking up all the junk for him! What a tool. My Dad was livid. Next morning....My Dad says come on...we're going for a ride...He wouldn't tell me where....Well...it was one of my first of many trips to Will & Jeans Metal Detectors in Killingworth, CT. I was in awe..It was just a room in their house, but they had all the Whites detectors I had been reading about in the magazines. I'm looking around, and my Dad is talking to Will, and I hear him say, I want the best machine you've got. Turned out to be the Whites 6000D. I was shocked at the price, and even more shocked when Dad bought it for me. I was 12 at the time. After a couple hours with Will learning how to use it, and playing in his test garden, We headed to the camp. Of course as soon as the car stopped I was swinging the machine. Within 10 minutes I had a good deep signal. Dad was digging for me. It seemed like it was 2 feet down, but I'm sure it wasn't more then 6 or 8 inches, and out popped a 1951 Franklin Half. I was out of my mind. That evening we headed to the beach and find my first gold. A mans wedding band with 5 or 6 diamonds in it. I was hooked for life at that point! These are finds I will never ever part with! The next week We went back to Will and Jeans and bought a second 6000D. Dad and I hunted together for many years. I hunted on and off into my early 20s, and then life got busy, and I went 25 years without detecting. Tho, I did think about it on and off, when I would see a place that looked promising. In 2015 My Mom passed away. Cleaning out her apartment, I found the 2 6000D's and a box with some of my old finds. I wish I knew what happened to the rest....There was so much more! A friend who detected stopped by my work, and handed me his Etrac. Big learning curve from that 6000D , but after aouple weeks learning the machine, I felt like a 12 year old again! Here are some pics of some of my finds from back in the day. If you got this far, thanks for reading this!
  4. Thank you Steve! I feel like I am going to really enjoy your forum!
  5. Thank you! It was by far the hardest thing I have ever dealt with. Has changed who I am, and made me realize what's important!
  6. Joe; I was swinging the Equinox 800 with the stock coil that day. I have been detecting since the late 70's, with a 20 year plus hiatus. And, thank you....I can really use a Royal Flush right about now!
  7. Beautiful 17 SLK and early Merc. My cleanest SLK is a '17 too. Congrats!
  8. 2021 was a horrible year for me. In July my wife was diagnosed with stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer. she passed away in October. I threw myself into detecting again After barely detecting after Memorial Day, to keep myself sane. My focus was on New Years. New Year...New me crap...lol. 1/1 dawned rainy and warm. Rain stopped pretty early, and I immediately headed put to a local trashy park. 55 degrees and foggy. 20 feet from my truck I get a solid conductive signal out of the iron. First hole of the year, flip the plug and see the silver rim. Really! First hole of the year. Doesn't matter that its a '64 Rosie. Hopefully thats a sign of things to come detecting in '22. Unfortunately, few days later I tested positive for the 'Rona, and contracted pneumonia, so the rest of January has been a wash. Can't wait to get back out in the woods as soon as some of this white stuff disappears. Bezeled the Rosie and its hanging on the mirror of my truck as a good luck charm
  9. Hello and thank you for accepting me. My name is John, I hunt mostly in Connecticut. I am mostly a colonial relic/coin hunter the past year or so. Before that I was a silver shooter, and I still do from time to time. Looking forward to meeting others here.
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