Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Valley Visiting & M & M's

My Brother in law thinks he's funny. I guess maybe he is. When I stay at my Sis' home in Auburn, my room is upstairs in her hubby's den. It is a manly men's den with things hanging all over from hunting and fishing trips. I remarked last month that it is difficult to sleep with those poor Bambi eyes looking right at me as if to say "can you stop this from happening to our peoples?". This month, Pat told me that he "fixed" the problem for me, led me up the stairs, and welcomed me into the new and improved den. ( of iniquity says I!!!) Now they wont haunt you anymore G!!! I couldn't help but laugh, right after I smacked him:)
I believe that as a child I was traumatized by my Dad who thought it strength building to take his 12 year old daughter in the woods, dressed in camouflage, freezing her little bottom off, while having her sip from a shared bottle of Blackberry Brandy. Then given a gun larger than she and was told to kneel behind a tree and shoot this poor helpless brown eyed beautiful animal. Now being the greatest son my Dad ever boasted having, I was compliant. Who knew that it would be a life defining moment for me? ( among many) I took the shot, happily missed, took the scolding while secretly smiling, and never again have I been hunting. I reminded my Mother of this deer hunting trip last evening on our way home, ( Yes, I have my Mama with me) She said with a tear in her eye, "why didnt you just shoot him instead?" I laughed and told her it was ok, it was part of who I am today. The part that taught her kids not to shoot things. Ever. I know that many love this sport, and the meat... and whatever.... Patrick got his first Elk of the year last week, WOOHOO more Elk stew? PLUEEASE.....

At least it wasnt another bear, but I did hear tell that he plans to find a boar? Ack!

As I said I have a visitor this week. Mom is hanging out with me threatening to help quilt. I said coome on Mama!!!! I would so love it if she would again show interest in THIS sport!!!
For a start, maybe I could convince her to do some binding. We shall see... and I'm all over it!
Her dear Lucy, ( u may remember the toy poodle we gave her a few years ago) went over the rainbow bridge.. ok, she died... last week. Sudden illness that the vet cannnot explain. So Mom's here with me and Ginger picking up a few pieces from her shattered globe. Thats all I have to say about that.

Marvelous Mondays

* My Veteran Jake, whom I am so proud of. Thank you Jake.
* A 6 hour long drive/chat with Ma
* A "no kill" policy at "g's" house.
*Visits with friends and family as much as I can grab
*My studio, geez, sing that song with me.. "IN my own little corner in my own little room, I can be whatever I want to be......
* Walts understanding me, even when I dont.
* A new computer!!!


Vicki W said...

Those pictures are priceless! I don't have an issue with hunting but even I couldn't stay in that room.

SandyQuilts said...

Oh deer. My GS (8) bagged his first last Friday. He shot a little gray squirrel with a 22. His daddy was so proud ... he was too. It's being mounted as I type.

Desert Threads said...

John does his hunting (for which I am thankful for 11 blistful days of peace and quiet) but so far he hasn't gotten anything......except maybe if you count trees and rocks.

Anonymous said...

I'd rather sleep on the living room floor than sleep in that room with all those eyes on me! I'm not opposed to responsible hunting but there's no way anything is going to stuff and mounting or a wall in my home! The line has been drawn!

Karen A.

The Sarah Bear said...

I love shooting! I will shoot anything! I would gladly shoot deer, althought I mostly shoot kids and adults :) Why not replace the gun with a camera - you get the image and they get their life?!

And you can still hang them on your wall :)

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