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Old 10-07-2011, 05:46 PM
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That's what a little boy asked me the other day. He thought I was making my way by detecting I guess.
I said no, I'm just having fun finding coins. But to think of it I am doing it to be living maybe.
I get out in the open air - get away from any troubles - get a lot of good exercise - have a lot of fun - meet a lot of people along the way - expand my mind by looking up what I have found to learn about them - helping others along the way by showing how it works or finding lost things for them.

And at the end of the day I am tired, sleep well, am rewarded by my hunt - what could be better ?
So maybe I am doing this for living - Steve in so az

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Old 10-07-2011, 06:21 PM
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Well said..
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Old 10-07-2011, 06:49 PM
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Good post Steve! I've had that question asked of me as well.

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Nobody ever asks me anything. Maybe that's due to my speaking softly and carrying a big stick. HH everyone.
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:43 PM
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Wonderful post Steve. I think the thing that sticks in my mind the most in the many years I have been detecting is, one day I was out detecting and in the distance there were a few young kids and I heard one of them say "what is he doing" and one of the others answered "he is looking for money, he must be poor".
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Had a kid ask me the same thing two weeks ago as I detected an old home here. I said "No, but I would love to be able to." He said "so would I." Think we have a future detectorist on our hands...

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Great post Steve!! My opinion is that this particular hobby has many redeeming benefits for us. The rewards coming in several ways: humanitarian, our physical bodies, our minds, our hearts, our souls, and our pockets. What could be better than that?

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Originally Posted by gemmy1 View post
Great post Steve!! My opinion is that this particular hobby has many redeeming benefits for us. The rewards coming in several ways: humanitarian, our physical bodies, our minds, our hearts, our souls, and our pockets. What could be better than that?

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