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UNCLE BOB
« on: September 19, 2019, 07:31:44 PM »
Time moves on; circumstances change. For many of us growing old is cruel. In late 2014, Bob Paterson sent The Searcher magazine a poem entitled, “I am a Detectorist’. He said at the time that it wasn’t a wonderful production and he didn’t really expect it to be published . . .

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Re: UNCLE BOB
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2019, 08:19:18 PM »
Thanks for that John!! Bob is a true gent 8)

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Re: UNCLE BOB
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2019, 09:08:42 PM »
He was, is and always will be a pleasant character who instills good memories.

Thanks for the mention again.

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Re: UNCLE BOB
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2019, 09:29:21 PM »
Great article!
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Re: UNCLE BOB
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2019, 09:32:18 PM »
Very good post John  :) Its very hard to say goodbye to a guy like Bob as he would keep you talking for hours  :P
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Re: UNCLE BOB
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2019, 09:36:06 PM »
True gent that's Bob. Cheers John for post.

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Re: UNCLE BOB
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2019, 09:42:07 PM »
Thank you for all your comments.

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Re: UNCLE BOB
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2019, 11:22:01 PM »
The fields will be a quieter place without you Bob. You're a true gent and all round good guy.
Looking on the positive, at least you not being there will give someone else a chance of finding a Gold hammy! 😉

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Re: UNCLE BOB
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2019, 11:40:57 PM »
Great blog post John, thank you, Uncle Bobs poetry has definitely improved 😁
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Re: UNCLE BOB
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2019, 11:42:27 PM »
Firstly - thank you very much John for taking the trouble to write that Blog article.  I suppose I will be famous now - maybe get a job on Celebrity Strictly Come Dancing !  OMG - imagine !!!

Secondly - thanks to everyone who's commented. I really appreciate them all.

You must be thinking this is the longest running retiral ever, and that maybe I'm not REALLY packing it all in!  (Frank Sinatra has nothing on me, what?)

Finally - Goodbye.  Yes, Really  -  Gooodbye!  I'm finally off and away, no more to say, I'm all 'Thank You'd' out!

Best wishes to everyone, and very happy hunting.

Bob.




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Re: UNCLE BOB
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2019, 11:47:40 PM »
Just thought I'd add that his excellent poem "I am a Detectorist" fits pretty well to the tune of "The Road to the Isles."