Meet: Norm Jones
Location: Central Indiana
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For the past 8 years, I have worked as a self-employed business and tax law consultant. I am licensed to practice law in Indiana. Prior to going into business by myself, I worked for the Internal Revenue Service for about 11 1/2 years. I have a B.S. in Business Economics from Purdue University, a J.D. cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law and a L.L.M. in Taxation from the University of Florida. I have taught classes for the IRS and for a business college. I worked one semester as a teaching assistant at the University of Florida's College of Law. I have been a speaker at continuing education seminars for accountants. I have helped write some training materials for the IRS.
My father, Ralph Jones, also collects relics and has since he was a young boy. Collecting relics has given me a common interest I can share with my father and has given us many fond memories of four decades of collecting.
How I got started collecting!
I cannot recall when I first became fascinated by ancient man. I found my first point, a Folsom, when I was about six. The point was a plastic give away in a cereal box. Shortly after that, my uncle gave me two points he had found when the foundation was dug on his house. I had heard so many stories about my uncle, Ed Jones, and my father in their escapades while searching for relics. The stories hooked me and those first two points merely fueled that desire. That really got me going and forty years later, I am still going.
What I like to collect!
My collection is rather general. However, my primary interest is in relics from the mid-eastern US, primarily, Ohio, Kentucky and especially, Indiana.
My favorite relic!
After over forty years of collecting, without a doubt, my most favorite items are the first two points. Those are the points my uncle gave me a couple weeks before his death. He and my father had hunted fields for arrowheads when they were young. He wanted to start me off.
A few other pieces are close to those first two points. My favorites all have a common link, the story behind the point. It is the fond memory of the story that makes a point one of my favorites. There is the point my mother found (in 1959) on the only time I got her to walk the fields hunting. There is the point my father found (also in 1959) on a walk through the fields after I had been unable to go out for and hunt a quite a while. I can sit a study and appreciate the workmanship that went into those pieces. Also, I can sit and recall the story of how I came to have it. Perhaps, it is the memories that I collect.
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