Mom's Dad Charles Wolfe 1900
Both parents are now deceased and interned in
the O'ahu (formerly Nu'uanu) cemetery in the Nu'uanu
I'm a retired professional photographer and
reside in San Jose,
California (Silicon Valley). I served six years in
the U.S. Navy from 1949 to 1955. Twenty two months on
the island of Guam in the Marianas Islands and the remainder
of my hitch aboard the U.S.S. Heermann DD 532, a Fletcher class destroyer built and commissioned at the Bethlehem
shipyard in San Francisco, Ca. 6 July l943;
decommissioned in San Diego, Ca. 4 July 1947 and
recommissioned in San Diego, Ca. 12 September 1951. My
goal in enlisting in the Navy was to get duty on
a base or large ship having a photo lab and strike
(train) to be a Naval Photographer. As it turned out
Uncle Sam had other plans for me and in the end I ended
up as a
Gunner's Mate 2nd class.
I'm married to a
wonderful gal who keeps me happy with her Mediterranean
cooking and also shares an interest in my treasure hunting hobby. Recent DNA Profile research shows she is 308.87 Egyptian, 17.55 Mediterranean, 0.02 Mexican, Maya 0, Aztecan 0 and North American, 11.57. Very interesting and Saudi Arabia 12.02. Actually she likes metal detecting at the beach with me so as
to be sure I'm scanning the sand and not the Bikinis.
For some strange reason, every lady's ring I have found at the beach fits her. She always tells me as I head for the beach, "Bring me back a Diamond Ring!" Recently I came back with a
14K white gold with seven diamonds mans wedding band. Now she tells me to bring back a mans diamond ring figuring the odds it will be a lady's ring. Smart lady! A few summers ago I hit a Santa Cruz beach about eight p.m. after the blanket line had left, and just before heading back to the truck, got a good solid signal and WHAM-there it was in my scoop.
22K Yellow Gold with three Diamonds. It was hard to keep it a surprise, but on Christmas Eve 2001, I put it on her finger.
Oralia comes from
a large family, so I never get lonely. Our addition to the family,
Sassy keeps us all on our toes. Actually I have
lots of hobbies;
detecting, metal detecting, more metal detecting, doing digital photographic work on my computers and hanging out on Jeff Kinzli's California Metal Detecting Forum.
I actually used to dig out the old
outhouses (privies) in San Francisco for antique
bottles. Check out San Francisco Diggin's. I never dug out
any privies less than a hundred years old, but that's
history. I haven't been as active in digging as I was
in the '60s but I still cherish the
bottles I dug or found in the mountains.
My first love is
metal detecting, both on dry land and the beaches. I use two of the "Whites"
detectors; The DFX Spectrum and the Surfmaster PI.
Oralia uses the "Whites" Classic ID and loves the
silent search mode.
We are both members
of the "Treasure Hunters Society of the Santa
My brother Gene resides in the small town of
Cazadero, CA. Quote from The Cazadero, California Homepage "The second rainiest spot in Calif. with 85 inches annual rainfall (Gasquet in Del Norte County has the highest average with 90 inches) .In 1937 it rained 143 inches". Unquote.
Cazadero is located near the well known town of
Guerneville situated on the Russian River. Gene is just
about an hour from Santa Rosa and approx. two hours
Francisco to the South.Mister CazMan's Page.
Gene is a retired
Backhoe construction is his specialty.
Gene and I are
both active in metal detecting and working our websites.
It appears I'm writing my autobiography, so if you're interested in any way in metal detecting, treasure hunting and would like to visit some cool
sites, please click on the links of your preference listed below. Enjoy!
Thanks again for surfing in.