My primary interest is metal detecting. My collection is a wide assortment of things that I've found including license plates, coins, jewelry, relics and a small mountain of pull-tabs. I really enjoy the connection made with the past when I find something that has been lost or buried for many years. My collection is always branching out in new directions depending on what I find. I recently became interested in collecting bottles after digging a pre-prohibition Schreier beer bottle from Sheboygan by chance while metal detecting. I enjoy finding items with a connection to places where I've lived - Milwaukee, Slinger, Elkhart Lake, and Sheboygan/Oostburg.