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Old February 11, 2013, 01:29 AM   #15
BirchOrr
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Join Date: November 25, 2012
Location: Eaton Rapids, MI
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You guys are killin me! LOL!

Euchre: origin unknown, First Known Use: 1841

Dragoon - "71" would have been a bit before Bill's time. Bill bought everything from Roy "Pa" Keelers shop from Roy's widow. He took over where Pa left off. You could possibly remember a guy named Paul Letts. He was my grade school Principal and when I went into 6th grade, (1971) he went back to teaching and was my teacher. When he was Principal, he assembled the entire school in the gym, had a piece of 3/4 plywwod set up, loaded a civil war era musket with BP and paper towel as a bullet and fired it blowing a hole through the plywood demonstrating to all of us how deadly firearms can be. We had no kids taking guns to school back then! My first time seeing a BP gun in action! In his 6th grade class we could take a jack-knife to school and we kept them in a shoe-box in a drawer in his desk. If/when we got our work done, we could go in the back room and whittle. I still have the 3-blade Shrade/Walden knife I bought with my paper-route money I got in his 6th grade class. I went on many a trip with him in the boundry waters, (northern Minnesota/Canada) and he taught me how to survive in the wilderness with little to nothing. He pinned on my Eagle Scout bage. Talk about a mentor, aside from my own dad, no-one prepared me for life better than Paul Letts. I carried this tradition on with my own kids (just like I was mentored), and my daughter can out-fish, out-trap out-shoot and out-hunt her husband and does it on a regular basis. Ticks him off somethin' terrible! LOL!!!

Gawd can ya imagine if a couple dozen of us here got together for a day of BP pistol/long gun shootin, fish & wild game meals and a good card game? Woooo-Hooo bring it on boys!

Birch
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