A funny thing happened yesterday. My son wrote me an e-mail and showed me where the Palm Beach Post posted an article talking about Pete and myself in reference to a recent bunch of burglaries that were taking place inland around Boyton Beach while most of the people were either out or away. After reading, I could not see where there was the same type of burglary being done. This wasn’t how we did it, but none of the people who tried to copy us ever could.All I could think of was Gold, because the price of gold is going crazy again. The last time the price was so high was in 1980 around the time we did a big one in Minnesota and someone else in St. Charles, Ill. We took apart everything, including rings and it weighed 12 ounces and then we melted it into a bar. We separated 14k-18k and platinum. I recall that being a lot of fun.
In our biggest days in the early 70′s, you couldn’t buy and sell gold bars. It was illegal – I know it’s funny for me to say that – but you couldn’t get much of anything for it. So the necklaces and bracelets and broaches were just the throwaway stuff for us, compared to the big jewelry. We’d sell it for practically nothing to a gold place in Florida.
I just have to say this one time, that if we would have continued to do the same thing and stay out of the snow in the 90′s, when we went back to work and got a little careless, we probably would not be talking about this now. We were getting a ton of the gold necklaces and stuff, and if we melted it down and held onto it, damn what that old “throwaway stuff” would be worth now. Anyway, I get goose bumps when I see the price of gold. Its a shame that if anyone should read this article, they will never share the thrill I received during the Days of Gold.