The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Hide > The Hunt

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old December 19, 2002, 09:38 PM   #1
Al Thompson
Staff Alumnus
Join Date: May 2, 1999
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 3,611
Thanks Art!

Don't know about the rest of you folks, but while I "moderated" Art gave classes. The number of contributers is enormous, but Art stands out.

I have some years of experiance, Art Eatman has decades. Guys like Art made TFL what it was - and will be!

Can't say enough good things!


Al Thompson is offline  
Old December 19, 2002, 09:41 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: May 19, 1999
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 4,334
Art, I will miss ya. I feel like I know ya even though I never met ya. You are one of the OFs.

George, OFIT
o "The Earth is degenerating today. Bribery and corruption abound. Children no longer obey their parents, every man wants to write a book, and it is evident that the end of the world is fast approaching." Assyrian tablet, c. 2800 BC

o "In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man brave, hated, and scorned. When his cause succeeds, however, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot." Mark Twain

o "They have gun control in Cuba. They have universal health care in Cuba. So why do they want to come here?" Paul Harvey

o TODAY WE CARVE OUT OUR OWN OMENS! Leonidas, Thermopylae, 480 BC
BigG is offline  
Old December 19, 2002, 11:40 PM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: June 7, 1999
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 2,100
Absolutely! Art proved that interesting and informative reading can also be fun. Take care sir.
Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
Mark Twain
ATTICUS is offline  
Old December 19, 2002, 11:54 PM   #4
Art Eatman
Staff Lead
Join Date: November 13, 1998
Location: Terlingua, TX; Thomasville, GA
Posts: 24,098
Hey, I'm just on standby til Oleg's up and running! I ain't dead, dammit!

I was just real lucky. My mother's parents bought 150 acres about five miles out of town, and from age five (1939) I had the opportunity to wander "out in the brush" until around 1949. Then, I moved out there full time in the late '60s (1960s, Dennis) and spent a good bit of time back in the brush. And, got into leased-ranch hunting with a heckuva bunch of good, old-time hunters. With the last near-20 years living at the edge of a really large wilderness area in the desert, I've just had more opportunity to "live with critters" than most folks.

And I like to tell serious stuff funny.

, Art
You're from BATFE? Come right in! I use all your fine products!
Art Eatman is offline  
Old December 20, 2002, 07:17 AM   #5
Dan Morris
Senior Member
Join Date: March 7, 2001
Location: Littleton, Colorado
Posts: 342
If'n you two will advise a new address, I'l be honored to join ya!
Dan Morris is offline  
Old December 20, 2002, 07:22 AM   #6
Senior Member
Join Date: November 5, 2000
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 1,760
Art-if your ticker has stopped, can I have that most famous Weatherby in 30-06? Might just pull me away from my 308
Nope-better not grow wings and a halo just yet. You have a lot of kids like me to educate. Looking foreward to hearing more common sense from the Art-man on the new site!
DAVID NANCARROW is offline  
Old December 20, 2002, 12:55 PM   #7
Keith Rogan
Senior Member
Join Date: March 11, 1999
Location: Kodiak, Alaska
Posts: 1,014

It makes me very happy to know we'll see you at Oleg's new site! The King is dead, long live the King... or something like that!

Keith Rogan is offline  
Old December 20, 2002, 02:14 PM   #8
Senior Member
Join Date: June 12, 2001
Location: Lafayette LA
Posts: 177
Glad to hear it, Art. Have enjoyed reading your posts, and feel like I have come to know you. Thanks.
I've seen good, and I've seen bad.
I've seen fire, and I've seen rain.
I've seen war, and I've seen peace.
I've seen mountains, and I've seen desserts.
I've seen the world, and thought I'd seen it all. But of all the scenes I've ever seen, I ain't never seen no scene, like the scene I'm seein now!........keano44
keano44 is offline  
Old December 20, 2002, 06:08 PM   #9
Join Date: September 11, 2002
Location: Hill Country TX
Posts: 97
Yes, thanks Art! Look forward to seeing you at a new forum.
Nannuk is offline  
Old December 23, 2002, 06:48 PM   #10
Senior Member
Join Date: April 7, 2002
Location: Denton County Texas
Posts: 685
Quote: I ain't dead, dammit!

Great! Will look forward to happier trails on the topside.

Y'all have a good holiday.
A Private Palace for Pistol Proficiency
Greybeard is offline  
Old December 23, 2002, 07:22 PM   #11
Senior Member
Join Date: July 25, 2000
Location: Central TX
Posts: 1,501
Art, let me add my thanks as well. I've appreciated your comments and humor during my stay at TFL. Looking forward to continuing the discussion on Oleg's new site.
Cogito, ergo armatus sum.
Legionnaire is offline  
Old December 23, 2002, 07:32 PM   #12
Senior Member
Join Date: February 23, 2000
Location: California USA
Posts: 4,533
So you deny being dead, do you?


Many thanks for your help here at TFL. Thanks to your advice, I've been able to put together a nice little bunch of used rifles (including a Marlin 45, an M1A, a Garand and two 03A3s) without getting burnt once.

See ya around, maybe run into you.

from thefiringline
TFL #4573
NRA for Life
Winchester Canyon Gun Club for Life
Ledbetter is offline  
Old December 23, 2002, 11:26 PM   #13
Join Date: December 8, 2002
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Posts: 15
thanks from a newbie

Thanks to everyone who made this site great. I'm new here and have loved it so far. I'm going to miss it.

Fair winds
saskie is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:46 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2016 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.07991 seconds with 7 queries