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In the Corner with Dan Hughes

Feb 14, 2013

The other day I got a letter in the mail, handwritten, from a treasure hunter in Nevada.

He was working on a lead, and he needed help finding two old magazines that might contain information that will help him in his search.

As I read his letter, I realized how difficult this man was making it for himself by avoiding the world of computers.

This show tells that story.

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John Winter
five and a half years ago

Another interesting and thoughtful show, Dan. Are your talents limitless? I see that you are also an expert in graphology. I still hand write some letters with an ink pin ... I guess you can guess my age just by that statement ... but I can also use a computer when the occasion demands.

You are right in what you say, of course. My wife is researching her family history and wanted to contact a long lost cousin in Canada. She emailed a local paper who printed a letter. Lo and behold, she received a response in a few days! The powers of the net!

I edit submissions for a detecting magazine ... and groan when I try to transcribe a handwritten letter containing a fuzzy picture. Hurrah for email. How on earth did they ever produce magazines a few years ago!

Keep up the good work ... I enjoy my visits to the Treasure Corner.