Perhaps a future a detectorist was in the group

Next to my favorite park there is an elementary school and in the park itself, there is a community center. Often, teachers from the school will bring their classes to the community center.

The other day, as I was detecting the park, such a group walked by close enough for me to hear what they were saying:

Child (pointing at me): “Mrs, what is that?”
Teacher: “It’s a metal detector. Metal detecting is a popular past time.”
Child: “Is he looking for treasure?”
Teacher: “He’s looking for any items from the past that may be interesting”

I was quite moved by this. This teacher lady took the opportunity to teach when the child asked what I was doing AND she portrayed the hobby in such a positive light that it made me wonder if one or two of those children will grow up to take up our hobby. We don’t always get that kind of advocacy and I wanted to make sure to let you guys know that not everybody hates what we do.

Happy Hunting!

pulltabMiner

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About pulltabMiner

I like metal detecting and playing the ukulele. I am a better metal detectorist than I am a uke player. I also like doing things with my two sons like fishing, biking, and otherwise goofing around. In the past I have grown vegetables with great success but since we got the big dog, nothing lives in my yard that he decides should not. Occasionally, the drawing bug bites me and I draw with pencil and ink. I've dabbled in foreign languages and my latest obsession is mining and trading cryptocurrencies. I think of myself as a well rounded nerd.

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