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All, I have been being particularly careful to not go out and fossil hunt during this pandemic...and then with the tragic loss of Doren, irrational fears and depression began to overtake my love for fossils. I just kept thinking about what could happen and what did happen...but yesterday I realized that Cal wouldn't have wanted that. He had a deep appreciation for fossils and fossil hunting, an appreciation that he showed by his generous gifts to all that were interested. I don't know many active people on this forum that doesn't have a little bit of Doren's fossils in their own collection. When I was just a young buck, desperately searching random spots in the rivers of Florida not knowing what the heck I was doing, Doren was there to offer knowledge, insight, and above all FOSSILS! I remember years ago, I did a blind trade with caldigger, much like all of you. I was new to the game, and looking back the fossils I sent him were pretty much garbage to my standards nowadays...when I received his package, I was immediately embarrassed. The quantity and quality amazing...I made it a goal to make it up to him, even though he showed great appreciation for my lacking blind trade. That began years of back and forth between us, my fossil finds got better, and so did my packages to him, but of course, he would counter-he would always counter. Finally, one day, I sent him some bulk! Mammoth tooth, ground sloth, camel, horse-very nice specimens, all found by myself. I even threw in a cannonball that I found just to top off the cake....well...in transit, that cannonball broke free and destroyed ALL of the fossils...Doren meticulously put each of those bits of fossil back together and even made a display for the cannonball along with two civil war bullets he had found. It makes me happy that he kept something I gave him on display... Anyway, enough of the teary memories-I propose an alteration to the blind trade that caldigger loved so much. A blind hunt trade! I am going out Thursday in Doren's memory, to reflect and find fossils, and if there are any takers, whatever I find will be yours! But, you must do the same. If in fact the hunt is a bust, it downgrades into a regular blind trade. It will get us out the house, it will get us finding fossils, and it will give us a chance to honor our generous friend-Doren. @aerogrower-has volunteered to throw in some of his fossil famous cubes(I own a couple), and I'm sure @Bone Daddy can throw in some of those peace river beauties. Anyone up for it? For caldigger?