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  1. #1
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    My 3 Best Finds This Year - And I Couldn't Keep Any Of Them

    Went to a new site yesterday in central Virginia that was allegedly used as a hospital for Confederate soldiers. Pulled some clad out of the ground, but nothing else . . . until my granddaughters who happened to be visiting next door showed up! That made it all worthwhile. Then, my daughter-in-law asked me if I'd mind driving about 5 miles to where her aunt lived and search for a diamond engagement ring that her aunt lost about 4 years ago. A sad story is connected to the losing of the ring. The aunt's daughter had been in a terrible accident - struck by a drunk driver. She almost died. She lived, but she is disabled for life and bound to a wheelchair. She's doing much better now, thank the Lord. However, at the time the ring was lost, her Mama had lost a lot of weight due to the stress and worry over the accident. So while she was in her front yard one day, the ring slipped off her finger. So I loaded up my gear and drove over. My granddaughters tagged along to "help."

    The first signal was a dud - something very deep and large, so I knew it wasn't worth digging. I took about 6 more steps and my MXT Pro, running in the Coin and Jewelry mode with presets, rang out loud and clear with a 0-4 VDI. Sure enough, 2 inches down was the ring. I hadn't been swinging the detector more than 2 minutes! The smile on Mom's face, along with her daughter's "thank you" was payment enough. Below is a photo of me with my other 2 "finds" for the day.
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    "A land without ruins is a land without memories -- a land without memories is a land without history." ~ Rev. Abram Joseph Ryan, Poet Laureate of the Confederacy

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    Proud great-great grandson of three Confederate soldiers: John Meredith Crutchfield who served with the 60th Virginia, Maurice Coffey, & John McGann who both served with the 51st Virginia. Grandpa Crutchfield and Grandpa Coffey were both wounded and both served time in Yankee prisons.

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  3. #2
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    Dec 2011
    Occupied Virginia
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    Re: My 3 Best Finds This Year - And I Couldn't Keep Any Of Them

    Way to go, sad but G reat story..

  4. #3

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    Re: My 3 Best Finds This Year - And I Couldn't Keep Any Of Them

    Great Story!

  5. #4
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    Jan 2012
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    Re: My 3 Best Finds This Year - And I Couldn't Keep Any Of Them

    Couple of keepers there for sure.

  6. #5
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    Relic Hunter & Raconteur Extraordinaire

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    Re: My 3 Best Finds This Year - And I Couldn't Keep Any Of Them

    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Arey
    Way to go, sad but G reat story..
    That's the 2nd gold ring I've found for other folks. I'm delighted to help and returning these items is a wonderful feeling. But I'd sure like to find one some time to keep!
    "A land without ruins is a land without memories -- a land without memories is a land without history." ~ Rev. Abram Joseph Ryan, Poet Laureate of the Confederacy

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    Proud great-great grandson of three Confederate soldiers: John Meredith Crutchfield who served with the 60th Virginia, Maurice Coffey, & John McGann who both served with the 51st Virginia. Grandpa Crutchfield and Grandpa Coffey were both wounded and both served time in Yankee prisons.

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    lost hunter

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  8. #7
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    Apr 2006
    a few miles from the ocean
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    Re: My 3 Best Finds This Year - And I Couldn't Keep Any Of Them

    True treasures....... I just heard of an aquaintance whose daughter lost a diamond ring years ago throwing a snowball. I'm trying to make arrangement to for a recovery hunt. Hopefully, my story will be equally rewarding. Blessings to ya, Ralph

  9. #8
    us
    Relic Hunter & Raconteur Extraordinaire

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    Re: My 3 Best Finds This Year - And I Couldn't Keep Any Of Them

    Quote Originally Posted by petersra
    True treasures....... I just heard of an aquaintance whose daughter lost a diamond ring years ago throwing a snowball. I'm trying to make arrangement to for a recovery hunt. Hopefully, my story will be equally rewarding. Blessings to ya, Ralph
    Thanks. Hope you find it Ralph.
    "A land without ruins is a land without memories -- a land without memories is a land without history." ~ Rev. Abram Joseph Ryan, Poet Laureate of the Confederacy

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    Proud great-great grandson of three Confederate soldiers: John Meredith Crutchfield who served with the 60th Virginia, Maurice Coffey, & John McGann who both served with the 51st Virginia. Grandpa Crutchfield and Grandpa Coffey were both wounded and both served time in Yankee prisons.

  10. #9
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    Re: My 3 Best Finds This Year - And I Couldn't Keep Any Of Them

    Priceless! I VOTE HONORABLE BANNER! Much better than a Banner relic find on top!

  11. #10
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    Jan 2005
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    Re: My 3 Best Finds This Year - And I Couldn't Keep Any Of Them

    You have some real treasures there.
    God and country.

  12. #11
    us
    Relic Hunter & Raconteur Extraordinaire

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    Re: My 3 Best Finds This Year - And I Couldn't Keep Any Of Them

    Quote Originally Posted by Woodland Detectors
    Priceless! I VOTE HONORABLE BANNER! Much better than a Banner relic find on top!
    Thanks Mike! I should have gotten a photo of me, Mama, and the ring, but was in a hurry to be some place and didn't take the time. Oh well.
    "A land without ruins is a land without memories -- a land without memories is a land without history." ~ Rev. Abram Joseph Ryan, Poet Laureate of the Confederacy

    Visit
    Old Virginia Blog



    Proud great-great grandson of three Confederate soldiers: John Meredith Crutchfield who served with the 60th Virginia, Maurice Coffey, & John McGann who both served with the 51st Virginia. Grandpa Crutchfield and Grandpa Coffey were both wounded and both served time in Yankee prisons.

  13. #12
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    Re: My 3 Best Finds This Year - And I Couldn't Keep Any Of Them

    Quote Originally Posted by birdman
    You have some real treasures there.
    You got that right. They loved the clad I gave them.
    "A land without ruins is a land without memories -- a land without memories is a land without history." ~ Rev. Abram Joseph Ryan, Poet Laureate of the Confederacy

    Visit
    Old Virginia Blog



    Proud great-great grandson of three Confederate soldiers: John Meredith Crutchfield who served with the 60th Virginia, Maurice Coffey, & John McGann who both served with the 51st Virginia. Grandpa Crutchfield and Grandpa Coffey were both wounded and both served time in Yankee prisons.

  14. #13

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    Re: My 3 Best Finds This Year - And I Couldn't Keep Any Of Them

    What a great story and I am sure a great feeling. Don't you worry Karma is sure going to come your way. What goes around comes around! Beautiful girls

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    Re: My 3 Best Finds This Year - And I Couldn't Keep Any Of Them

    great post !
      No matter how long the storm, the sun always shines again between the clouds ...... 

  16. #15
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    Re: My 3 Best Finds This Year - And I Couldn't Keep Any Of Them

    Richard, I'd say that a magazine would be very interested in that story and you are the man to write it. Although I have not met you personally yet, your reputation precedes you and I'd expect an act of kindness like this from you. HH, Quindy.
    Everyone will make a good find on occasion. The challenge is to find CW relics consistently.

  17. #16
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    USMC Semper Fi

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    Re: My 3 Best Finds This Year - And I Couldn't Keep Any Of Them

    Great story way to go making someone very happy
    Cleaning up America and getting rich, one pop-top and penny at a time.

    Coop

  18. #17
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    Relic Hunter & Raconteur Extraordinaire

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    Re: My 3 Best Finds This Year - And I Couldn't Keep Any Of Them

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldirocks
    What a great story and I am sure a great feeling. Don't you worry Karma is sure going to come your way. What goes around comes around! Beautiful girls
    Thanks Goldi.
    "A land without ruins is a land without memories -- a land without memories is a land without history." ~ Rev. Abram Joseph Ryan, Poet Laureate of the Confederacy

    Visit
    Old Virginia Blog



    Proud great-great grandson of three Confederate soldiers: John Meredith Crutchfield who served with the 60th Virginia, Maurice Coffey, & John McGann who both served with the 51st Virginia. Grandpa Crutchfield and Grandpa Coffey were both wounded and both served time in Yankee prisons.

  19. #18
    us
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    Re: My 3 Best Finds This Year - And I Couldn't Keep Any Of Them

    Thanks Marine and Hispan! Thanks Quindy. I just wished I'd taken the time to get some pics. I suppose I could always go back. I appreciate the kind words.
    "A land without ruins is a land without memories -- a land without memories is a land without history." ~ Rev. Abram Joseph Ryan, Poet Laureate of the Confederacy

    Visit
    Old Virginia Blog



    Proud great-great grandson of three Confederate soldiers: John Meredith Crutchfield who served with the 60th Virginia, Maurice Coffey, & John McGann who both served with the 51st Virginia. Grandpa Crutchfield and Grandpa Coffey were both wounded and both served time in Yankee prisons.

  20. #19
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    real pirate

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    Re: My 3 Best Finds This Year - And I Couldn't Keep Any Of Them

    GG

  21. #20
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    Jan 2012
    Virginia
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    Re: My 3 Best Finds This Year - And I Couldn't Keep Any Of Them

    Best part of metal detecting is the time you spend with our family and friends. Great job

 

 
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