Would love to see pictures of your hospital bottles if you have the chance. Good to see you're still up and about.Wow Osia, I remember every one of um, and then some! Often wonder what happened to many of them. I've been here since about 03 I think but like so many fell out of touch for a few years and when I came back...… I only recognized a few names. Plus I had to use a different username cuz I guess whenever it all switched I fell through the woodwork. I used to be called Gunsmoke47. Used to dig a lot of Indian Wars forts here in Texas. Too old and broke down anymore to dig but I still love my U.S.A. Hosp. bottles. Just have to buy them instead of dig them now! lol! Don't post much but I still log in on a fairly regular basis. Good to see you guys are still helpin out these youngsters startin up in this fine hobby. Kelley
Osia, Some other names to add:Yea I wonder what has happened to many past members............I mean WAYYYYYYYYYYY back when Woody was moderator and the site was owned by that Cat in England. Ol' Jadgermiester got pissed in 05' and left because we sometimes talked about more than bottles. Let's see who I remember Glass Man, Bubbas Dad, Red Ginger, Joe The Crow, their digging partner, Teauge, Matt, Rick..........he ever tell ya he had a puce eagle? TD, Eric, Pat Mason, Warren....Capt? The guy who loved Wolfies, the gal who did the pickle jars, Jim from Patterson. Plumbata,.........can't remember his name from Georgia.....dug in a creek? Cyberdigger and Cowz............not going to say a thing. Dennis the man who REALLY knew what he was talking about when it came to sodas. I remember debates about 'chainsaws in the woods' 'barrels of bottles' 'nasty foul mouth Matt' 'what a Coke bottle really is' 'deco........what?' Plus who can forget the 'Obama in a Klan robe pottery piece'. How about our first Secret Santa. Remember who put that together? I do, it was my good friend Brother LobyCat. I really miss him and his wit that was frowned upon by a few. Well at least as a collective we did good by having a brick in his honor placed at his beloved Red Sox's Fenway Park. Yep back when the pages were blue this was a really happening site [ not an insult to today's ABN, but the activity was way more 10+ years ago. ]. Do not know what but that format change really really shook things up. Not going to say Facebook did it, but something sure as hell did. Still this is a good sire, but I really miss my friends and acquaintances from the recent past.
Would love to see what you found in that pit, if you have the time, even the broken stuff.Still a great forum, I love the member's opinion's and posts , on here. Collecting changes , and collector's change, but the information on here is priceless. I've changed hobbies somewhat, from bottle digging, and creek searching to native American relics and metal detecting. I have dug a trash pit, recently , near a Union camp in the woods, saw a sunken area, and probed it. Which startled my MD partners ,some who never probe, lol, about 3 feet down, a 3 x 3 hole of old glass , pontils , sheared lips, all Civil War or older. Not a single intact bottle, a great study group, and I got to bore, those present with some bottle history! Keep this forum going, young members and old, good work and God bless you.