Lake Havasu Gem and Mineral Society held their annual show and she attended. Vendors had set up sales booths featuring faceted and cabochon jewels, fossils, tools, books, findings, slabs, finished jewelry and gifts. Members for fun and competition set up display of handcrafted jewelry designs and collections of unusual minerals, fossils and rocks. Teddy loved it and subsequently at their November monthly meeting she joined the club. Since then she has been accompanying the members on their Saturday field trips.
They meet at an agreed to parking lot here in town and share rides in 4WD vehicles sometimes one to two hundred miles into the uninhabited desert. Off she'll go at 8 a.m. with her hammer & chisel, a bottle of water and lunch, not returning sometimes till dark...minus the lunch, toting great quantities of what look to me as just so many rocks. She will then spend hours cleaning and sorting said rocks..discarding some and keeping some. I will admit that once she points out what the the various specimens are it is quite interesting. She has found quartz, agates, silver, garnets, hematite, barite, jasper, epidote and other minerals with unpronounceable names. I joke with her that it's getting to look like the classic Lucy & Desi comedy, The Long Long Trailer.
- Larry & Teddy
- Cedar, Leelanau County, Michigan (near Traverse City), United States
- I am a 76 year old (born 7/4/1937) retired Public Radio Engineer from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. Happily married to the love of my life, Teddy (nee Teddy Schlueter). Teddy is a retired Medical Records Clerk from Theda Clark Hospital in Neenah, Wisconsin. Two children, Michael and Lon. Lon passed away in 1994. Michael is married to his wonderful wife, Toni and lives in Appleton, Wisconsin. For photos click on link below or visit our photo site http://www.flickr.com/photos/igboo NOTE: Click on photos for full-size images.