Once in a while I get an email that I have to read several times. I am constantly amazed at the strength and resilience of women who come nose-to-nose with tough choices. I think Ann is one woman who doesn’t need an Equal Rights Amendment. What do you think about this exchange? f
It’s been a while since I bugged you with something. I was wondering if you could send my sister Ann an email. Cutting to the chase, she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. She and her doctors are confident that everything will be okay. However, a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery are in order. One of the first things she said to me after her diagnosis was that she won’t be able to search for your treasure this summer. She’s afraid that she will be in no shape to do any serious hiking and is bummed out about the whole situation. A short, “Hang in there” type note would lift her spirits and make her very happy if you have a minute to send one.
Chris gave me your address and said you were going out of the chase for a few weeks. Bummer. You may not know that I had cancer, lost a kidney, and was given a 20 percent chance to live. That was 26 years ago and medicines are so much better today. I should have waited.
Hope you can get out in the trees again soon and look for the treasure. You are young and beautiful and have a lot going for you. Please keep me in the loop on your progress. Maybe we can meet sometime and jabber about hidden treasures. Let me know if there is something I can do for you because I’m in your corner. f
Mr. Fenn, Oh My Goodness!! Thank you SO much for your kind words of encouragement!! I feel honored you emailed me! I think you and my brother, Chris, would be best friends if you lived near each other. From reading your books, I can tell he is a lot like you. I got the book Thrill of the Chase for his son Daniel’s birthday last year….. and I told Daniel “if anyone can figure this out it will be your Dad….. and if you two go treasure hunting, you have to take me along.” Well Daniel didn’t come with us but Chris, my husband Tom and I went and we had a BLAST! It was a little disappointing when the treasure wasn’t where it was supposed to be, ☺ , but we had a great time and I have to say, Chris and I are closer and talk more than we used to. I am very disappointed this breast cancer junk is getting in my way of treasure hunting this summer. Maybe I will be able to go along, out West, but a am not very confident that I will be back to “my healthy self” enough to be able participate in “the hiking” part this summer. We will just have to see. I did find an arrowhead on May 2nd, my biggest and best one yet. I attached a picture. It measures 5 and 1/4 inches long. I found it down in the creek behind our house. We had 2 big “Gully Washers” in the week prior, so I knew the creek would be “turned over” from all that rain. Thanks again for the email, it made me smile and giggle. One of your Treasure Hunting fans, Ann