My family and friends have been very supportive of my effort, here. Let me share some of their testimonials…


“Dad, you are an old man.” — daughter, Rory (Jan. 28, 2015)

“This makes us seem very, very old.” — friend, Arnold (Feb. 2, 2015)

“You should say ‘Rest In Peace’ at the end of what you write, because people that want to read it are probably going to die soon.” — daughter, Rory (Feb 3, 2015)

“Do you think other people will want to read these stories?” — wife, Kerry (Feb 3, 2015)

“Your nostalgia website┬áis for old men who missed out on life, dad.” — daughter, Rory (March 20, 2015)

“All your crazy old Byte Cellar geeks don’t even want to hear about your old stories.” — daughter, Rory (March 29, 2015)

“There is a thing called old age — and this website is about it.” — daughter, Rory (May 11, 2015)

“Dad, you know the people who read your blog are just waiting for the sweet, sweet release of death.” — daughter, Rory (Nov. 6, 2015)

“Hey look, honey, there’s a new post comment! From Cindy –” “Wait, someone we know read your post?!” “No, it’s just someone named Cindy.” “Oh, ok [‘whew’ sound].” — my wife, Kerry, and I (Nov 8, 2015)

[Having been told about the nature of new blog] “W h y . . . ?” — mother-in-law, Jan (Nov, 2015)

1 Comment

  1. I too went here on a field trip. We came from Chesapeake to go digging. Like you, we were told to bring digging tools, a bucket, and clothes to get dirty in. I remember going over the HRBT and thinking it was forever long.

    Years later I wanted to return and so I began my hunt. I did learn the name and that it was indeed in Hampton. … only after calling local museums and recalling my trip from years ago. I called several museums, all of which called me back. I had intrigued in them the search for this place. Each phone call held a disappointed tone that it no longer existed. One museum offered to put a trip together to another fossil pit in Nc. if I was interested. It was pretty neat the memories Rices Fossil Pit held.

    Thank you for sharing!
    Annika Palmer

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