Oh my where did the time go? It seems like only yesterday that Lester decided to pack all of us into the big van and head off to Murfreesboro Arkansas, home to the only public diamond mines!
Jenny and Lester dug and sifted in the strange looking dirt. It wasn't red like most of the Oklahoma clay was. The humans were nearby digging themselves.
We found the prettiest rocks you ever saw, but not a diamond was to be found. We decided to pile back into the big van and drive up the mountain to one of the quartz mines. Our people had done that many many years ago.
The soil changed a bit in looks. There were quartz crystal shimmering all around. The whole gang went out to gatner them up from the road, the hills and beyond. The crystals are covered in clay much like out Oklahoma red but with a yellower tone. They will have to be washed and scrubbed and then placed in an acid bath to remove all the clay and minerals that hide their beauty. The buckets got heavier and heavier as we found so many of the quartz crystals.
We loaded our buckets and tools into the van and decided we needed to get home.
We barely had time to decorate the cabin for Halloween and now....
"Why yes there is as long as we keep the spirit of giving in our hearts."