Wyoming Coronavirus: Looking For Silver Is Good Way To Forget About This Big Pandemic

We are lucky here in Wyoming. Can you imagine living in a big city where everyone uses cabs, buses and trains to get around and most don't even own a car?

March 22, 20203 min read

Metal detector
(Cowboy State Daily Staff)

By Jerry Kendall, contributor

This pandemic is not to be taken lightly, but I wish folks would get a grip and not make it worse by overreacting. The potential for something like this to completely destroy our economy depends on how people react to it.

Seems to me that common sense and keeping things in perspective will help us reach the other side of this in better shape than before.

We are lucky here in Wyoming. Can you imagine living in a big city where everyone uses cabs, buses and trains to get around and most don’t even own a car? You would be trapped in your home, surrounded by thousands of people and with no way out.

I have been out hunting rocks, watching the wild horses and hiking and I have not run into one person.

Gas prices are dropping, which I know is not good for Wyoming’s economy, but why not take advantage and do some traveling within our state? Just think how nice Yellowstone National Park would be without all those out-of-state tourists for a change.

You can’t change it, so why not try and enjoy it? 

Oh yeah, how much toilet paper does one family need? I mean come on.

Today I wanted to get out but it was kind of dreary here in Hudson. So I took my metal detector and went over to the library across the street. I just wanted to get some air.

It wasn’t long before the detector started beeping and telling me there was a silver dollar about 12 inches down. 

So I got out my hand spade and started digging and digging and digging. I went from top soil to gravel to boulders and after about one hour and two feet down, I found a water line.

That metal detector lies like a politician on election year. One old boy seen me standing there over the hole and asked what I was doing. Told him I was digging down to give that dang virus back to those folks who gave it to us.

Anyhow, the moral of this story is, if you want to get your water line dug up for free, look for an old guy walking around with a metal detector, a hand spade, a determined look on his face, and no teeth.

Engage him in conversation and start telling him about your great uncle Ephram who buried a box of silver dollars somewhere on your property.

Keep the faith and a sense of humor folks. We’re going to get through this.

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