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  1. #16
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    The Lord Has Risen

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    Re: Just make something up

    Ok I won't I don't like head aches ! Hehe! :laughing7
    This is the day the Lord hath made we shall rejoice and be glad in it!

  2. #17
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    Feb 2008
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    Re: Just make something up

    Helluva tale ,well told ! ............. Or was it a tale ? Hmmmmm...............
    Wolfpack forever

  3. #18
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    treasurelagoon.wordpress.com

    Jun 2010
    Wherever there be treasure!
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    Re: Just make something up

    Quote Originally Posted by truckinbutch
    Helluva tale ,well told ! ............. Or was it a tale ? Hmmmmm...............
    Old diaries are a very good source of information, however, because they were hand written and often with poor or different spelling and often in different languages, they can also be very difficult to read. There are a lot of them out there as keeping a diary was quite a popular activity in earlier times. For instance, during prohibition many diaries were maintained, especially by the wives of those who were involved with the smuggling of booze across the great lakes. If you can get lucky enough to find the right ones you just might discover the general whereabouts of many secret stashes around the islands and shores of the great lakes. Not that I have actually seen and read one of these, just using this scenario as a possible example of what might be found. In fact, I believe John Wilks Booth kept one, though as I recall when its contents were disclosed there were several pages missing that have supposedly never been found. You just never know what hidden secrets you might discover in the pages of an old book?
    "Treasure is wherever it can be found."

  4. #19
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    Feb 2008
    Morgantown,WV
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    Re: Just make something up

    I'm quite with you on this , Bigscoop . My comment was an accolade to your writing skills
    Reading these old texts can become an occupation in it's own right
    Jim
    BTW :
    I'm going to a family reunion tomorrow where many of the attendees will be past 70yrs old . The pictures and documents and first hand stories they bring to these gatherings is priceless .
    Wolfpack forever

  5. #20
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    The Lord Has Risen

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    Re: Just make something up

    Those are the knd of gatherings to have a recorder going at !
    This is the day the Lord hath made we shall rejoice and be glad in it!

  6. #21
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    Feb 2008
    Morgantown,WV
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    Re: Just make something up

    Quote Originally Posted by Mental Granny
    Those are the knd of gatherings to have a recorder going at !
    U betcha ! 'Cept lots of these folks get joint lock when confronted with new technology . It
    will be ears , memory , and begging for copies of what they bring . That may be granted , or not ................
    Wolfpack forever

  7. #22
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    The Lord Has Risen

    May 2005
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    Re: Just make something up

    Good luck an have fun !
    This is the day the Lord hath made we shall rejoice and be glad in it!

  8. #23
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    treasurelagoon.wordpress.com

    Jun 2010
    Wherever there be treasure!
    An older blue Excal with connector, remote, Skullie headphones, and various coils. Got rid of the rest of my machines.
    11,654
    5839 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Just make something up

    Dan, Spart, Granny, Truckin, everyone else,..........come on, let's get those creative juices flowing! I want to some good tales and I know you all have the ability and character to create some truly fabulous fictional fibs about a lot of different subjects. "Write them and they will come!" Let's see how long we can keep this fun and creative thread alive!
    "Treasure is wherever it can be found."

  9. #24
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    The Lord Has Risen

    May 2005
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    Re: Just make something up

    I got one I just gotta have some time to write it all down. Jacob is in a play 2 times today. If I don't babysit I can do it this evening.
    This is the day the Lord hath made we shall rejoice and be glad in it!

  10. #25
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    Whiting, NJ
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    Re: Just make something up

    Quote Originally Posted by bigscoop
    Dan, Spart, Granny, Truckin, everyone else,..........come on, let's get those creative juices flowing! I want to some good tales and I know you all have the ability and character to create some truly fabulous fictional fibs about a lot of different subjects. "Write them and they will come!" Let's see how long we can keep this fun and creative thread alive!
    Good lord, you want to to compete against your story No way, yours rules The only thing you left out of the story is how I came in possession of the 22 missing pages, but that's another tale.

    I just have to think of an era and a good event, I'll jump in with both feet and try to be 1/2 as good as your submission. Right now it's too hot and my brain is fried.

  11. #26
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    shhh...the person who posted above me just farted but wont see this since you scrolled down.

    Dec 2009
    St. Charles County, Missouri
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    Re: Just make something up

    Quote Originally Posted by bigscoop
    “In the Spring of 1887 several lawmen arrived in the town of Somerset, a small community a few miles down river from my land and my isolated summer home. As their stay lingered I began to fear that my existence would eventually be disclosed in some way and that even, quite possibly, it was me who they were after. Fear began to take over reason and sound judgement and soon I was living in fear each and everyday. One night I decided to abandon the region until I was certain that I could return without risk of discovery. Over the course of the next week I made ready for my extended departure and in doing so I began to bury my collection of coin and valuables in several different locations all up and down the river so that the finding of one would not risk the losing of all. In each of these secret locations I placed a fair amount of coin and valuables in small wooden boxes and I located them within the rocks and cliffs so that the elements could not reach them. However, in the passing of time since my departure the events of my life have always prevented me from going back to the region and I am but an old man now unable to make such a journey. My mind is still fairly crisp and I will, however, make every effort to recall the exact location of each secret hiding place so that someone may benefit from the finding of these valuables. But, there were many locations and I doubt that I can remember them all, perhaps more then twenty or thirty will escape my recollections now. Below I will detail as best I can the exact location of at least a dozen or more so they can be easily discovered just as I had hidden them so many years ago.”
    Had me until I saw that! Modern grammatical faux pas in an eloquently written 19th century diary
    And the pic!
    Very creative and I would buy your book!
    When detectors are outlawed, only outlaws will have detectors

  12. #27
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    treasurelagoon.wordpress.com

    Jun 2010
    Wherever there be treasure!
    An older blue Excal with connector, remote, Skullie headphones, and various coils. Got rid of the rest of my machines.
    11,654
    5839 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Just make something up

    Quote Originally Posted by GopherDaGold
    Quote Originally Posted by bigscoop
    “In the Spring of 1887 several lawmen arrived in the town of Somerset, a small community a few miles down river from my land and my isolated summer home. As their stay lingered I began to fear that my existence would eventually be disclosed in some way and that even, quite possibly, it was me who they were after. Fear began to take over reason and sound judgement and soon I was living in fear each and everyday. One night I decided to abandon the region until I was certain that I could return without risk of discovery. Over the course of the next week I made ready for my extended departure and in doing so I began to bury my collection of coin and valuables in several different locations all up and down the river so that the finding of one would not risk the losing of all. In each of these secret locations I placed a fair amount of coin and valuables in small wooden boxes and I located them within the rocks and cliffs so that the elements could not reach them. However, in the passing of time since my departure the events of my life have always prevented me from going back to the region and I am but an old man now unable to make such a journey. My mind is still fairly crisp and I will, however, make every effort to recall the exact location of each secret hiding place so that someone may benefit from the finding of these valuables. But, there were many locations and I doubt that I can remember them all, perhaps more then twenty or thirty will escape my recollections now. Below I will detail as best I can the exact location of at least a dozen or more so they can be easily discovered just as I had hidden them so many years ago.”
    Had me until I saw that! Modern grammatical faux pas in an eloquently written 19th century diary
    And the pic!
    Very creative and I would buy your book!
    I've often wondered if there would be any real market for a book containing several short fictitious treasure tales? I do love to write them and when I put my mine to it I'm also a pretty good fibber.

    But I have also read what you folks have written at times and I must say, I feel I could be put to shame rather easily.
    "Treasure is wherever it can be found."

 

 
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