Introduction to the Shooting Sports

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In the effort to promote responsible gun ownership and rights awareness, I make the following open offer to any resident or visitor in the Evansville, IN area:

If you have never shot a gun and would like to try, I am willing to take you shooting free of charge. I will provide the firearms, ammunition, eye/ear protection and I will cover your range fees. I guarantee if you are on the fence about gun ownership and usage, you will not be at the end of the session. You will have fun and learn a little in the process.

Please feel free to contact me if you'd like to meet at one or the other!

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Friday, March 06, 2009

I Remember...

...the drive to Atlanta.

...Thanksgiving Dinner.

...clam chowder.  Not the white potato based soup, but the Manhattan, tomato based broth. 

...thunder as Poppo bowling in the sky.

...not being able to stand to wait through school, knowing he'd be home when I got there.

...visiting his brothers and sisters, none of whom I knew, but who all made me feel like family.

...playing tag at the house in Atlanta.

...the woodshop.

...breakfast in the kitchen.

...playing in the stream and woods.

...climbing the trees in the backyard.

...watching him mow the lawn.

...gathering in KY.

...moving to IN.

...the surgery.

...if you want to see him again, you need to come home this weekend.

...visiting him at the hospital.

...visiting him at the nursing home.

My grandfather passed away early this morning.  He was 89 years old.  I realize now there were things I would have liked to know, that I never got the chance to ask him.  I'll miss him.  Please excuse the a lack of posting if one occurs.  I promise that when my muse returns, I wll too.


leadchucker said...

What are the odds....I'm right there with you. Hang in there....

Lauren said...

My sincerest condolences... My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. If there's anything I can do from NJ, just call.

Murphy said...

Thoughts and prayers.

Mama Mia said...

My condolences on your loss. It is never easy no matter the age. You are in my thoughts.

the pistolero said...

My condolences, friend. I lost my grandfather 14 years ago and still miss him.

Jay G said...

My condolences.

I lost my grandfather - the man who gave me my name - nearly 15 years ago.

I still miss him every single day.

Mulligan said...

Sorry for your loss, my friend. We'll keep you and yours in our prayers.

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