...the average age of the rockhound fraternity is somewhat elevated
and, therefore, not as acquisitive.
Ron - love it, love it, love it!!!! You are SO right! !!!!
Last April my 13 year old daughter and I went to the workshops at
Wild Acres in NC put on by the Southeastern Federation of
Mineralogical Societies (well, that is close anyway - apologies if I
don't have it exactly right!). I am in my 40's, and was about the
4th or 5th youngest person there! My daughter at 13 was at least a
decade younger than the next youngest person, and probably 2
decades, and was about 4 - 5 decades younger than most of the
In spite of which, or maybe because of it, she had a blast and made
lots of very good friends. They just happen to be many decades older
than she is! Pretty neat really.
For anyone looking to increase their skills and knowledge I would
highly recommend checking into your mineralogical socities. You can
join even if the nearest is too far to really attend meetings, but
being a member enables you to attend workshops, etc. I'm doing Wild
Acres again this April, but unfortunately they moved the week to
later in April and my daughter will be in school. We are both going
to the William Holland school in Georgia in June.
Beth in SC who two days ago was sledding, and is now limp in 80+degree
weather with high humidity. Go figure!