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    Posted 4 years ago

    billretire…
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    Back in the 1960's, my father and I were fishing from our boat, "The Black Jack", up on "The Old River", in the California Delta, near Tracy, and the Island that he was raised on. While casting toward the levee shore, we(I) :^) got tangled in some tree branches, so my father ran the boat close, so he could untangle the line. When we got there, he noticed some pottery sticking out of the mud levee, so he tied the boat to the tree, jumped to the levee, and dug out the pottery, and pulled out a vase, I still have the vase now!
    It had a large 3/4"x 1/2" chip off the top, otherwise perfect. Over the years, it was broke, and my father glued it back together best he could. This is that vase.
    The Levee that it came from was put there in the late 1800's to early 1900's. I don't know if it was there since then, but it was buried down the levee, and stuck deep. It's 6 3/4" tall and 3 3/8" at widest, has a 4" neck and 3/4" across the top, the base is 2 1/8" across.
    Thanks for looking! :^)

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    1. OneGoodFind OneGoodFind, 4 years ago
      Wow! That is a cool find Bill! Great story. Keeper for sure. :)
    2. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 4 years ago
      Thanks OGF,
      because ho2cultcha posted a vase almost like this one, it brought back that memory from my past, and the vase that I kept all these years.
      Thank so much for the love! :^)
    3. fleafinder fleafinder, 4 years ago
      very interesting catch!!!
    4. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 4 years ago
      Yep ff, other than that just catfish! :^) thanks for looking and the love!
    5. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 4 years ago
      Thanks for takin a peek, and leavin some love, Bonnie and FA! :^)
    6. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Interesting and lovely!
      Great story too.
    7. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 4 years ago
      Thank you Karen, when stories come from memories, sometimes you just need a jog, like the one ho2cultcha did, by posting a vase like this one, then you never know where it will take you! :^)
      Thanks for the love, Kevin, Thomas, and Roy! Much appreciated! :^D
    8. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 4 years ago
      Nice to have you stop by maryh, and aura, thanks for the love! :^)
    9. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 4 years ago
      i love stories like this!
    10. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 4 years ago
      Thanks ho2cultcha, you're the reason for this post!
      Thank you for the love, and you too Bob! :^)

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