Its been awhile since Iv been around. Life takes people in different directions. Anyway I popped in yesterday to respond to some birthday wishes. Turns out I pulled a tendon in my left bicep 2 weeks ago and got operated on yesterday for it so Iv had better birthdays, but I take what life throws at me in stride best as I can.
Anyway Im pretty sore and been stuck around the house. I can drive but have no place to go so I went out back for a bit. I live in a city in CT on Long Island sound and theres a tidal pond in my back yard. Its not city like right here but at 1/4 acre +/- my yard is big. A couple hundred yards away theres a cemetery dating to 1650 or so. People been here a long time and if you learn to look theres a lot you can find. Im quite certain that people were tossing things on the ground where we live in the 1650s & of course Native Americans before that. My wife is real good and finds things almost every time she really looks. Anyway, like I said I took a walk by the pond. its about a 4 foot drop from my yard to the pond & new stuff falls out all the time. Im walking along looking at the stuff my wife already put aside and I notice a little curved piece of rusty metal thats was instantly familiar. I haven't even gone downstairs & checked yet but if this isn't a Marlin hammer spring I'll be real surprised. Its not even sprung it doesn't look like. I need to dig above where I found it but it seems unlikely it would have fallen out if a whole gun was up there. Im kinda amazed and keep thinking I might have tossed it over the bushes but I know I didn't.