Toilet Seat Museum

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The Toilet Seat Museum was on HLN this morning. They didn't mention geocaching but I wonder if the story will spur an influx of geocachers to the museum just by putting it in peoples' minds. I have yet to make it there but it's on my list. He's 90 so I should probably do it sooner than later.

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He's 91 now. I'm posting a thread on gc.com right now.

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I need to go do that cache.

Yes. Everyone does.

Here's the full story. It was cut on our news. Kirbydox & Lola are in the full story. Rich says 91. The news says 90. I'll believe Rich over the media. :2funny:

Okay, here's a link to the video: http://www.kfvs12.com/category/195950/video-landing-page?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=6773256#.T0ZENxaciNg.facebook

And here is a link to the story: http://www.kfvs12.co...seum-brings-joy

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They mentioned that you need to call ahead if you want the tour.

Barney's number is listed on the cache page.

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We visited with Barney this past June and we spent a couple of hours with him. I asked him if he has had anyone document his collection and he said that someone started, but it is no where near complete. He had fallen and had a but on top of his head the day we visited. This is a must do if you are in San Antonio.

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We visited with Barney this past June and we spent a couple of hours with him. I asked him if he has had anyone document his collection and he said that someone started, but it is no where near complete. He had fallen and had a but on top of his head the day we visited. This is a must do if you are in San Antonio.

When I was there, I asked if an art historian had cataloged his collection. He said, no. That was a year and a half ago.

I'm glad to see someone started work on his collection. It sounds like his family isn't very interested. Someone needs to save his collection with the aid of a real museum when he passes. It would be a shame to see all that unique history lost.

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Rich, Lola and Kirbydox look good on tv!! Rich gave a great interview.

Bravo!! O0

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Given that this is a toilet seat museum, I found this typo quite entertaining.

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We visited with Barney this past June... He had fallen and had a but on top of his head ....

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Looks like the story has gotten picked up for national human interest story. Folks are posting on the cache page that they saw the story in other states.

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We visited Barney a few years ago and had a great time with him. Good job on the video you all. It was fun seeing you all in the segment.

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If anyone is planning to go see him, Barney told me he has never read the online logs for the virt Cybercat posted in his honor. I always meant to print them all and put them in a binder to give to him.

Right now there's no tellin' when I'll get back there and no funds to print it all up. I'd be happy to donate a binder. I have a few big D-ring binders. They pitch 'em at work regularly since we are going mostly paperless.

He would be tickled to be able to read them all.

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It was a fantastic visit. If you haven't gone, you MUST do it now! We decided to go a couple of weeks ago because we have heard that Barney's kids have no interest in continuing the museum and there is no guarantee it will be bought by someone else.

We called when we got to the outskirts of San Antonio and Barney said, "Come on over at 11 'cause I have a news crew coming to interview me." How lucky were we? :D We arrived before the reporter and cameraman did and Rich helped Barney open up the doors and set up stuff. When the reporter asked who our representative was for an on-camera interview, both Lola and I picked Rich. >:D He's still grumbling about that. :D

The museum is fascinating. Little slices of history displayed on toilet seats and Barney's organization is incredible. Everything is numbered and cross-referenced and he's knows exactly where it is. There was so much to see and I know I missed a lot because we were trying to stay out of the way while they were filming Barney. He made sure we found the Geocaching seats and signed his visitors log though!

GO SEE IT NOW or you'll be kicking yourself later. O0

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They are running the story on Houston Channel 11 at 6 this evening. Someone record it so I can put it on my phone.

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They are running the story on Houston Channel 11 at 6 this evening. Someone record it so I can put it on my phone.

I recorded it, but the story wasn't on.

Did you see my name and my geocoin there on seat #3?

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Rich did a great job on his interview. So good that I am thinking of throwing the kids in the car one weekend and go see the museum. He seems like a pretty busy man not only running the museum but also taking care of his sick wife.

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We visited back in Sept of 2007, and I seem to remember he had completd about 760 seats. Now at 1002. He's been really busy.

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This sounds pretty cool. Perhaps we can get over during Spring Break. Thanks for sharing.

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They had a teaser on 11 but it must have been bumped because of somethng else. We were watching too and it didnt run.

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They had a teaser on 11 but it must have been bumped because of somethng else. We were watching too and it didnt run.

Probably the breaking news of the plane crash at that elementary school.

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