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Pulltabs pulled

3 Dec

After painting the living room (a very nice Teal color) to go with our new sofa and love seat, there was still some sunlight time left so I grabbed Maurice, my XP Deus metal detector, and headed out to Riverside park.

The Fall sun was out and the temps hovered in the 60’s. There were lots of families taking advantage of this unusual weather. The first signal I deemed digable was a nickel signal. At about 6 inches, I found a 1957 Jefferson nickel. That was the only coin of the hunt. Riverside has been hit hard through the years and it’s  not easy to find coins, let alone old coins.

At Riverside park, however, I enjoy a rather perverse sport (perverse to metal detecting fans anyway); I hunt for beaver-tail pulltabs. 99% of these beauties were dropped from 1962 to 1975.  I revel on the thought that once I remove a beaver tail pulltab, there will be no other one to take its place. And, of course, I am sometimes surprised to find something other than a pulltab. Last night for example, I found an old bottle opener, too toasted to be of any interest.

So I dug close to 30 pulltabs before I needed to get back home. You all can thank me for my service at any time. 🙂

Thank you for looking!