The beach police decided to cut my detecting short tonight…on Valentine’s Day! What better gift to a detectorist than to be out on the beach finding metal goodies? He even made fun of me a bit for “not having anything better to do” on Valentine’s Day.

How that made me feel:

He didn’t realize how much he hurt my feelings. On the beach is just where I wanted to be after a day of horrible news from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Not too far from me, I had friends and family reaching out to see if I’d heard the news. I cried thinking about those young people and how abruptly they lost everything.

So my finds picture tonight is a heart shape not for Valentine’s Day, but for the victims of that horrible shooting and their family members who will go through so much pain.