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  1. #31

    Dec 2005
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    Re: Another Dutch Hunter Crosses Over

    Thom,

    "Then there are guys like Djui5 and AZstomper and Cubfan
    This type hunter will find the grail and end up saving lives.
    These are the best legacy old guys like us can leave.
    I'm not sorry i met these guys."

    Don't believe anyone could have said it better. As far as I know, I have only met Randy, and he seems to fit your profile.....very well. Tried to coax him into our Bully Bueno trip but, as usual, life/job got in the way of our hobbies.

    As for being "counted out", I no longer have control over the horses, so I am staying in the messenger's seat. Just along for the ride, but keeping an eye on the strongbox.

    Take care,

    Joe
    " Hell, I was there!" Elmer Keith
    "There is an ancient proverb that says a man can never forgive you for a wrong he has done you." From a wise friend.

  2. #32
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    Re: Another Dutch Hunter Crosses Over

    Joe,
    I have met these three here on TN,
    AZstomper is a great guy , I have met and I do hunt with regularly.
    He is the only one I can say I have met face to face.

    Over the years I have learned to read a person in the writing they do.
    You can hide things for a while but not for long.
    all of these are as straight out with you and I as we are with each other,
    No reason to hide anything, I admire that in anyone,

    I like also that they come here with no hidden agenda no probing or prying.

    These guys will find good things.

    as far as the horses go I find myself on the ground walking a lot more than I used to.
    I still walk the canyons and poke into the caves and make like a goat in the rocks.
    Not as quickly as when I was younger but I still do it. If for no other reason than to sit and look out at what God put there for me to see.

    Thom
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  3. #33
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    Re: Another Dutch Hunter Crosses Over

    Quote Originally Posted by Old Dog
    Joe,

    I'm sure you have seen the instant experts,
    the ones who know just enough to really get hurt.
    Those are the ones I think you spoke of.

    Then there are guys like Djui5 and AZstomper and Cubfan
    This type hunter will find the grail and end up saving lives.
    These are the best legacy old guys like us can leave.
    I'm not sorry i met these guys.

    Thom
    I appreciate the compliment, but I'm nowhere near the class of Djui5 or AZstomper. I'm way too early in the stages of the LDM saga to be compared with anyone who's really hunting it. I'm getting engrossed in the history of it with the hopes that someday perhaps I'll actually take the time to do some true hunting.
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  4. #34

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    Re: Another Dutch Hunter Crosses Over

    Cubfan,

    You are doing just fine. It's the desire to learn, and the heart to keep things honest that really counts.

    Take care,

    Joe
    " Hell, I was there!" Elmer Keith
    "There is an ancient proverb that says a man can never forgive you for a wrong he has done you." From a wise friend.

  5. #35
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    Re: Another Dutch Hunter Crosses Over

    Cubfan,

    Joe has it right,
    Take your time and sort the facts,
    you will learn to read a person presented and the person underneath by how facts and words are used, and expressed.
    The truth is as hard to find in a legend of this size, And by it's own nature will try to deceive you. It has grown over the years and as Joe will attest there are new signs clues and even spokes of this wheel that have come up in the last 10 years that belong only to the legend and not the truth.

    Learn to know when to do the footwork and when to stay behind. there are always more important things to chase than a blind clue with no substance.

    I no longer chase the Dutch. But I am still one to follow the legend and i try to help keep the truth forefront. as dose our good friend Joe. Take the advice of those who do know the legend. Joe and Tayopa are among the best friends in your chosen venture that it may be possible to find.

    As always,
    Thom
    OD
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  6. #36

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    Re: Another Dutch Hunter Crosses Over

    All,

    I recently received news of the passing of another member of our community:

    "The reason for this email is to let you know about the passing of an old Dutch hunter. The lady that passed away was Nellie Shell. She died on Monday, November 5, 2007. You might be familiar with the book she wrote about Superstition Mountain titled Treasure Mountain. Basically the book was a children book about the Superstition Mountains and old prospector she met. Nellie began her exploration of the mountain in the early 1960's. She knew an old prospector named Clary who had a camp in Needle Canyon below Al Morrow in late forties and early fifties. I think old Clary was in Needle Canyon before Morrow."

    "Memorial Services will be held for Nellie Monday, November 12, 2007, 7:00 PM at the Word of Grace Church, 655 E. University, Mesa, Arizona."

    It may be that some of you knew her, and would like to attend the services tomorrow.

    Godspeed Nellie.

    Joe Ribaudo
    " Hell, I was there!" Elmer Keith
    "There is an ancient proverb that says a man can never forgive you for a wrong he has done you." From a wise friend.

  7. #37
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    Re: Another Dutch Hunter Crosses Over

    Joe,

    Is there a link for an online guest book that those of us too far away could sign?

    If not My condolences to her family and friends.

    only met her once, she was nice to visit with, and personable to all who didn't condescend.

    Thom
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  8. #38

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    Re: Another Dutch Hunter Crosses Over

    All,

    I never met Helen Corbin, but would have loved to have known her. I assume that many of you have read her books.

    Here are a few of the things that have been written, just tonight:

    ----------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------

    Gentlemen: I have the sad task of announcing the passing of Helen Corbin this Saturday. It appears she had a heartattack. The funeral will be held in Phoenix later this week. The papers will carry an obituary providing additional information. I will pass on the funeral information when I hear from Bob.

    ----------------------------------------- -----------------------------------------------

    This is sad news. Helen was a significant figure in recording and preserving much of the history and lore of not only the Mountains, but also Alaska. She was also a well-known public speaker in these and other areas. We should all recognize her accomplishments.

    Just this last June I had the privilege of sitting in a parlor in Oberschwandorf, Germany talking with a man who fondly remembers the visit years before of Helen and Bob Corbin. He shared not only his recollections, but also a photograph of Helen and Bob and himself. Now I must send him this sad news.

    The Dutchman community owes her a lot. I hope that many have the grace to either attend the funeral or if not possible to send cards and flowers. And remember Bob in your prayers. He has lost his life partner.

    ----------------------------------------- -----------------------------------------------

    It is with a great sadness that I heard of Helen's passing yesterday. She truly was a significant force as an author and a woman. I have many fond memories of Helen, she was a gracious person, strong willed with an iron spirit. My thoughts and prayers go out to Bob and the rest of the Corbin family.

    ----------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------

    Helen had many friends here, and Carolyn and I send our heartfelt condolences to you all. Our thoughts and prayers are with Helen and her family.

    Joe and Carolyn Ribaudo

    " Hell, I was there!" Elmer Keith
    "There is an ancient proverb that says a man can never forgive you for a wrong he has done you." From a wise friend.

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    Re: Another Dutch Hunter Crosses Over

    im sorry to hear the story

  10. #40

    Dec 2005
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    Re: Another Dutch Hunter Crosses Over

    Gene Reynolds was the author of "Borrego 13) and a long time Dutch Hunter.

    Sadly, I received this message from Larry (buscar) this morning:
    ____________________________________________

    Joe,

    I called to find out how Gene Reynolds was doing and the people he stayed with said that Gene died New Years Day. I was told that he had been cremated.

    Click: (buscar) Members Photo Gallery (picture of Gene)

    Gene Reynolds
    92 Adella Lane
    Jefferson, Ga. 30549
    (706) 367-0812

    Take care,

    Buscar
    __________________________________________________ _

    As you all know, Gene's health had been failing for years. He will always be part of LDM history. Anyone who would like to add some of Gene's history to this topic, that would surely be welcome. I will add what I know later.

    Joe Ribaudo
    " Hell, I was there!" Elmer Keith
    "There is an ancient proverb that says a man can never forgive you for a wrong he has done you." From a wise friend.

  11. #41

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    Re: Another Dutch Hunter Crosses Over

    Ray G. Ruiz passed away August 25, 2010. Ray was the very well known owner of Ruiz Marina and the Bluebird Mine Curio Shop on the Apache Trail. He purchased the Bluebird in 1967. He was buried at the City of Mesa Cemetery on Sept. 1, 2010.

    This information came to me from Tom and Sharon Kollenborn today. They were good friends of Ray.

    Joe Ribaudo
    " Hell, I was there!" Elmer Keith
    "There is an ancient proverb that says a man can never forgive you for a wrong he has done you." From a wise friend.

  12. #42
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    Re: Another Dutch Hunter Crosses Over

    Quote Originally Posted by cactusjumper
    Ray G. Ruiz passed away August 25, 2010. Ray was the very well known owner of Ruiz Marina and the Bluebird Mine Curio Shop on the Apache Trail. He purchased the Bluebird in 1967. He was buried at the City of Mesa Cemetery on Sept. 1, 2010.

    This information came to me from Tom and Sharon Kollenborn today. They were good friends of Ray.

    Joe Ribaudo
    I was lucky to have met him last year when I visited his curio shop. It was fun looking at all the stuff in there and especially interesting to see all the old photos on the walls and hear some of the stories behind them from him.
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  13. #43

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    Re: Another Dutch Hunter Crosses Over

    I received the sad news this morning, from Larry (Buscar) that Tracy Hawkins had passed away.

    Tracy was an "Old Timer" in the Dutch Hunting community and a close friend and partner to my Uncle Chuck and Ernie Provence. Tracy was the man that Bus Bonner sent Tracy to, when he was unable to help him in his search for the LaFrance cave of gold bars.

    I have a CD that we did of an interview with Tracy, giving all the details he could remember about that search.

    Tracy was one of the few men who had ridden over the Main Mountain starting in Hieroglyphic Canyon. He spent many years exploring the Superstitions with Ernie and Chuck. They shared many adventures in Arizona. As far back as I can remember, Tracy worked in an auto parts store.

    Our prayers are with Tracy and his family.

    Joe Ribaudo
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    "There is an ancient proverb that says a man can never forgive you for a wrong he has done you." From a wise friend.

  14. #44
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    Re: Another Dutch Hunter Crosses Over

    I'm sorry to hear that ...
    It just makes the rest of us realize that we are not getting any younger - and at some point there is a 'bullet' with our name on it.

    I'm sorry, Joe - and I'm sorry for Tracy's family - yall will be in my prayers ...
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    Re: Another Dutch Hunter Crosses Over

    Victor,

    Tracy was more of a close friend to my Uncle Chuck than to me. We exchanged a number of email's over the years and Carolyn and I visited him in his home a few times.

    Not much of a personal nature passed between us, unless we were talking about Chuck.

    I was saddened by his passing, but considered him a friendly acquaintance.
    If you wanted to hear some interesting stories about folks adventures in the Superstitions, he was a good one to sit down with.

    "...apologize for any defensive or insulting replies in past posts."

    I appreciate the apology, but I give just as much as I take on these forums. Strong personalities make for uncomforable exchanges. Unless I am personally attacked, outside of the debate, I don't take offense. On the other hand, I do bite back.

    Thanks again,

    Joe
    " Hell, I was there!" Elmer Keith
    "There is an ancient proverb that says a man can never forgive you for a wrong he has done you." From a wise friend.

 

 
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