Friday, September 24, 2010
The Fourth Annual Get Together
And speaking of lunch, if you were a vegetarian you had your choice of potato salad, cole slaw or pickles but if you like meat then you were in hog heaven, literally! Lunch was massive amounts of pulled pork, brisket and BBQ sausage and if that wasn’t enough our host had home made pies and cake for dessert! Let me clarify that, James didn’t make any home made pies. I’m not sure Amy will even let him in the kitchen!
As for the meeting itself, James gave a little history lesson of the area around Cement and introduced several other treasure hunters. He also gave a short talk on Joe Hunter, a famous Oklahoma treasure hunter and his connection to J. Frank Dalton. These were actual facts that he has researched and not information that has been rehashed over and over through the years.
We had a few that couldn’t make it this year due to health problems or work, including our buddy Homer. I know they were disappointed for not making it and they would have enjoyed the discussion we had concerning the alleged finds made in Kansas at what has been touted as a Knights of the Golden Circle treasure site. Excuse me while I stop laughing!
The museum has a few interesting items and as always, James brought several interesting things that most people will never get to see. Door prizes were given away that included books, treasure magazine subscriptions and some silver coins.
We would like to thank White’s Electronics http://whiteselectronics.com/ for furnishing free pens, drinking bottles and calendars, Lost Treasure Magazine http://www.losttreasure.com/ for supplying several copies of their latest edition and a year‘s subscription as a door prize and Western & Eastern Treasures magazine http://www.treasurenet.com/westeast/ for supplying a free subscription as a door prize.
The get together continues to grow each year and it’s possible that next year there may be a detector hunt or possibly even a walk through an active treasure site with markings and clues deciphered to show you how they were worked.
Thanks to all who attended, if just in spirit and we hope to see you again next year!