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[Tidbits] What does Buried Treasure Look Like?

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What does Buried Treasure Look Like?

So you’re wending your way through hill and dale… la- de-dah-ing
through the woods… metal detector in one hand… a divining rod in
the other… searching for buried treasure… or water… whichever
comes first. But here’s the thing of it all… do you have a clue…
do you have an inkling… do you have even the slightest idea as to
what buried treasure looks like? Oh sure… you’ve all heard of Long
John Silver… and I’m sure you’ve all seen pictures of his booty…
but have any of you actually seen pictures of real buried treasure?
I’m not talking bits and pieces here folks. I’m talking the whole

So once upon a time in a far and distant land called Britain there
lived a ferocious tribe of Anglo-Saxon raiders. The Britons fought
mightily against these brigands who attacked from the west. And then
the Britons fought mightily against barbarians who attacked from the

And time passed… as time is often wont to do… and a new threat
began to emerge from Scandinavia. The year was 793. A horde of
Vikings descended off the Northumbrian coast. And the lands were
ravaged again… this time by bands of warrior seafarers. And they
stole stuff. And some of the stuff they stole they took back. And some
of the stuff they stole they buried.

And so they would steal and bury and ravage and bury and then move on
to steal and ravage and bury some more. And more often than one might
imagine… after they buried their stuff they did not come back to
claim it. Maybe they forgot… much like squirrels might forget where
they buried their nuts for a rainy day. Hey Irving. It’s raining out
and the kids are starving. Where the hell are those nuts you buried
last summer? Leave me alone Mabel. Can’t you see I’m trying to sleep.

And so it went with the Vikings… which brings us to the year 905.
We’re in Cuerdale beside the river Ribble in Lancashire. A great
place to hide treasure. Silver and coins and jewelry and dress
ornaments and tons of who knows what else.

By itself… were it not for its enormous educational value … this
would all mean nothing. But let us take into account the current
state of the economy. I would venture to say there are some of you
who are not faring as well as you once had. Perhaps the fates were
not adhering to the promises they had once made ensuring you untold
wealth. It is time–you decide–to venture forth in a new direction.
Treasure hunting sounds good. But what the devil does treasure look

Ahh… we here at Tyler Adam Corp… in association with one Benjamin
Mark… in keeping with our constant pursuit of altruism… have
decided to edumacate you all and show you just what buried treasure
looks like. As an aside… you are to feel no obligation to share
with us any of the rewards that might come your way thanks to the
we impart. And you are to totally ignore the fact that
just possibly… we may be suffering at the hands of the same fates
that have disappointed you. Hey! We’re human here too… ya know?

For those of you who are new to this thing called Tidbits…may I
direct you to my home page at where you
will scroll down the left side menu till you get to the area that
says Current Tidbits… click it… and you will see represented on
our pages a true image of what buried treasure looks like.

And there ya have it.
That’s it for this week folks.
Catch you all next week.
Benjamin Mark

What does Buried Treasure Look Like? 

Can we ever know? Once you unearth it, you are actually looking at
unburied treasury.



Orchid is a treasure for so many reasons. First for the education and
instruction its members share. Second the writing skills and humor
many posters provide. Your writing is always the treat of the day!

Is there a dual message here? You have just reminded me of the scrap
we all have in our studios that, when recycled, becomes treasure.

Happy Thanksgiving!
Mary A