Thanks, guys. Glad people enjoyed this.
Dan, no echoes of Ruark, I think. Echoes of a time when boys grew into men by doing manly things with men,learning to gather food and how men act at the same time.
These days, with many boys(and girls) only having contact with their fathers on alternate weekends, if that, the custom has declined.
More lessons were taught in blinds and walking behind dogs than in most classrooms. Lessons like the one I learned above, and others like...
Do more than your share.
Only a fool fights when he doesn't have to, only a d*mn fool doesn't fight like H*ll when he does.
Duty, Honor, Country.
The world is full of un-noticed beauty and unsung heroes. Look for them and they will be found not far away.
Have a good'un...