PONOGRAMS

 

Ponograms:

1-24  The First Twenty-Four
25-48  The Second Twenty-Four
49-72  The Third Twenty-Four
73-96  The Fourth Twenty-Four
97-120  The Fifth Twenty-Four
121-144  The Sixth Twenty-Four
145-on  The Seventh Twenty-Four


145  Just Another Trip
146  Some Gates, Doors, Etc.
147  More Gates, Doors, Etc.
148  Shark Teeth
149  TBD

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SHARK TEETH

 

For millennia, sharks of many kinds have lost and replaced their teeth, leaving a bounty of fossils for interested humans willing to search for and collect them.  Pono’s son Kim and daughter-in-law Judy became two such collectors in recent years and allowed me to share their pictures with you.

 

 

  Starter plate   Advanced plate

 

It started with visits to the Florida beaches and casual searches for unusual objects, progressed to some scratching in the sand, then digging and sifting.  Each step resulted in more items, with an initial concentration on the dark shark teeth.

 

 

 Digging toolDigging toolSifting tool

 

Tools for the process have been developed and are available to make collecting easier and more fun.  Just a few samples of such.

 

 

  Half jar  65% jar

 

The pile built up slowly but regularly.
   
   

 Shark teeth hunt

 

At some point the collectors learned of guided tours that practically guaranteed success and productivity increased!

 

 

Yessir, yessir, two jars full 

 

So we get quantities, what do collectors do next?  How about sizes?

 

   Various sizes   Quarter sized

 

Here are a bunch of finds arranged by size on the left and relatively compared to the quarter on the right.

 

 

Kim Sandin and Judy Sandin 

 

And here are shark tooth meister and mistress Kim and Judy after a hard day of collecting.

 

 

 

AFTERWORD

 

Serious collectors are seldom satisfied by simple quantity.  Next Ponogram will expand the horizon of these collectors.

As usual, I look forward to your comments, and K and J probably share my anticipation!

 

 

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