"A grandma is just an antique little girl"...unknown
Friday, January 28, 2011
The Hunting Life
Mike was an avid hunter in his youth. Later in life, he put whatever instincts, honed senses, and eagle-like eyesight he learned from those early experiences to work--he hunted old and obscure parts for the surprising number of individuals who care about restoring antique American motorcycles. Now that he has retired from that business, he still indulges his hunting passion. Now, he hunts sharks' teeth and other fossils on the beach...And, he is one of a regular crew who are out there early each morning hoping to scoop up the best find. It's usually a friendly kind of competition.
I just can't beach comb with that kind of focus so I mostly walk and scan the sea and sky. Plus which, I don't care to get up before dawn. Mike does indulge my gathering habits with his hunting skills--finding some nice shells for my collection.
I did make a major find myself and I just have to boast about it, though. Clearly it is the fossilized skull of an alien life form that visited the earth millions of years ago. You can see that, right?? Because some people are just fossil snobs and feel the need to pooh-pooh this marvelous find.