Sunday, September 29, 2013

Metal Detecting at a Wedding

Yesterday, Carissa and I had the honor of attending the wedding of our friends.

The ceremony was held at the historic Kreidersville Covered Bridge - and it was amazing.

White's doesn't make a suit... yet.

At the reception, 6 of us at the dinner table knew each other.  The other couple were strangers.

After introductions and cocktail hour, the lady next to me (Jen) overheard a conversation I was having about metal detecting.

Instantly her eyes lit up as she asked, "Did you say METAL DETECTING?"

I could see the excitement building.

I told her a little bit about who I am and what I do and I pulled up the blog on my phone.

Next thing you know, she's asking for a pen and paper to take notes.

She had a lot of good questions and we talked for a while about a variety of topics.

One of the things we touched on was the necessity of having a pinpointer.  In my opinion, it is a must-have because it cuts down on both digging time and item retrieval time.

We also discussed proper digging techniques and touched on one of the hardest parts of the hobby -- obtaining permission ~ including how to approach a stranger to ask.

I shared a few pointers such as being friendly, honest, and approachable.  If you have a genuine love of history, it will naturally come out and that's a great place to start.

I also mentioned my 'rules' like sentimental items stay with the property and all items have the option of staying with the property owner if they want them.

After about 20 minutes of conversation, I looked up to check with Carissa to see if I was in trouble.  

Good thing she's so cool - LOL!  We ended up exchanging info and are planning a future hunt at some point.

Obviously, things like this are meant to be.  I mean, out of over 100 guests, what are the chances that the 2 people who are into metal detecting were seated together?

We had a great time - and it was a great wedding.  Our new friends Jen and her husband Michael were very cool.  I'm looking forward to our new friendship and introducing a newbie to the hobby.

 Wishing Mr. & Mrs. Haberle a lifetime of love and happiness
(and hoping that the venue is public so I can detect there.)


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