The other day I hit the beach bright and early. The tide was high and the wind was kicking. I walked for about twenty minuets finding only a few small teeth. Then I got a call, it was my grandmother and she needed me to help her with some stuff around her house. I told her no problem and decided to head back. After I was done helping her out I remembered that I had run in to a friend of my fathers a few weeks earlier. They use to hunt together and he said the next time I had a chance to stop by his house and check out some old rocks. I found his number and gave him a call. Luckily he was home and told me to come on by. When I got to his house he was working in the back yard. I walked over and shook his hand and caught up a bit. Then he said follow me to the garage I have something to show you. He pulled a large plastic bin down from the shelf and opened it. He had all sorts of cool stuff, shark teeth, crystals, verts etc.
Then he pulled out some slate w/ fern imprints in them. I recognized them right away. They had used to belong to my father and I remembered them from when I was a small child. I haven’t seen those in over twenty five years! I was blown away. He handed them to me and said that my dad would have wanted you to have these. He also gave me a Geode that used to be on a shelf at the house as a kid.
He said my dad gave it to him as a Christmas present one year. The fossil shells in matrix my dad found in Peru while scalloping.
I didn’t know what to say, that was really nice of him to give me that stuff. So, my day wound up not to be a wash after all. Fossils in tow I went home with a smile on my face. Thanks again Barry you were a good friend.
P.S. I got my slots to Lee Creek see you guys there.