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Friday, September 25, 2009

Dig Dug

re: this AP wire story in today's Winston-Salem Journal

When I was ten, Roald Dahl's riveting, non-fiction work, The Mildenhall Treasure, propelled me into my own backyard with a shovel. I knew I wouldn't find Anglo-Saxon treasure, but I was certain I would find something. I spent an entire day out there toiling. My energy never flagged! My enthusiasm never waned!

Alas, my mother stopped me when she looked out the window over the kitchen sink and saw what looked like, as she would later describe in retellings, "a small, horribly desecrated, pet cemetery."

FIN

Local FYI: Not permitted in Forsyth County Parks: metal detectors.
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