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post #1 of 65 (permalink) Old 11-28-2011, 11:42 PM Thread Starter
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Dear Jerome,

I am sorry, but you have been replaced as my avatar for the time being, at least, by a more special moment.

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Re: Dear Jerome,

I'm sure Jerome would understand.
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post #3 of 65 (permalink) Old 11-29-2011, 12:01 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Dear Jerome,

I can't really put into words what a great day it was today. I really feel this was the best day of my life, bar none. Today was the first opening day since the ex wife and I separated, and I stopped being able to enjoy my children daily. It was so perfect. She got to hunt with her great grandpa, and fired her first shot right beside him. She missed the spike, but I reminded her that every miss is a shot closer to her first deer. I didn't realize how right I was. We then walked across the road, to a hill top. First, she saw a doe, then her buck crossed in front of her. She popped up, put the 30-30 I used for my first deer to her shoulder, and...froze. I had to say "Meg--cock the hammer, baby!!" She did, then placed a perfect shot right behind the shoulder. It ran off, and just happened to fall in front of a ton of family and close family friends, all of whom showered her with the customary congrats. She was speechless, she was so excited. I, as I promised, proceeded to clean her first deer, but reminded her that the first one is free, she will handle the next one. We got it up to my car, and the first person to see it was great grandpa himself. Then we went to my wonderful (ex)sister in law's, and she was in tears she was so happy for her niece. For at least one day, it was her and I, no divorce, no custody, it all went away for a few hours, and we were like we always had been. And it all happened on my newly departed great grandmother's birthday. I don't know if I will ever have a day this happy again.

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Re: Dear Jerome,

special day for sure

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Re: Dear Jerome,


3B NRA NWTF: I do have to fine you. That will be a thousand dollars Canadian, or 10 American dollars if you prefer.

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Re: Dear Jerome,

Doesn't get any better than that.
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Re: Dear Jerome,

thats what its all about man

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Re: Dear Jerome,

Congratulations to your family, but especially to your daughter and you. Sounds like you both needed this.
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Re: Dear Jerome,

SF, you ARE a very lucky man. Congrats to both of you. You even made me think about old times, and put a little smile on my face.

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Re: Dear Jerome,

I'm planning to make a plaque for the antlers. I will inlay a photo under plexiglass, using 30-30 bullets to anchor the glass down, and I want to somehow incorporate the casing she used into this. Any suggestions are welcome.

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