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Family First
« on: September 22, 2018, 07:56:05 AM »
It's been awhile brothers and sisters but when family is in need were there.  I have spent most of this year between MI. and MO. where my Father lives. With his failing health and now major back problems involving surgery  :-[. It weighs heavy on the heart to watch the man who has always been there for you through your med issues fight with his own and as always seen him as a hero. So putting aside my passion for airguns and hunting I gladly stood by his side and dove into the farm life once again. It is always good to spend time with my Dad despite the situation and there has always been something about the life down there and the wide open spaces of the farm that brings a inner peace to the soul. Dad is well into healing up but reminded him the spring chicken has sprung ;) and to take each day and life easy now which is hard when running a farm. The summer of hunts and pest control has for the most part past me by but no regret's and had alittle action upon my return home and will be posting it's result's. It's good to be back and with family here on the forum again and looks like all the great hunters have been hard at work :D and look forward to adding some new adventures to the mix. Some pics from down south ...each and every moment priceless.
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Re: Family First
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2018, 08:03:30 AM »
A beautiful tribute to your father Bro Ed, God Bless  ( great pictures)
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Re: Family First
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2018, 08:51:38 AM »
Glad to see you back Brother Ed. Time with family is priceless. Lost time with family is something we will never get back.
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Re: Family First
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2018, 09:13:01 AM »
Welcome back, Ed!

I hope in the future, when my kids are grown, they would hold their mother and me, in the same esteem as you do for your father/family. I wish a speedy and full recovery for your father.

With your absence, I'm sure the varmints has run amuck. So, get back in there and clean house!

As always, thank you for sharing your story and pictures.
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Re: Family First
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2018, 09:54:38 AM »
WE MISSED YOU ED!!

Glad your Father is mending, and you devotion to your family is commendable. Just goes to show what "character" truly is.
Your photos are pretty darn good to. ;)
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Re: Family First
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2018, 11:40:04 AM »
Good to have you back Ed. You have been missed.
Glad your pops is on the mend.
Looking forward to more of your Spread the Lead stories.
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Re: Family First
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2018, 11:52:02 AM »
It is good to hear that your dad is better.  And you are to be proud of yourself for being there when he needed you.
Welcome back to the Forum.  Many times I said a little prayer that things were okay with you.
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Re: Family First
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2018, 12:37:46 PM »
Hey brother Ed, glad to have you back. As I said in the message to you earlier, we have all been concerned about you and your family. I know it was a stressful time but glad you were able to make the trip and spend time with your Dad, your hero. That time is very special and memorable. I hope he continues to mend. But like you said, it's especially tough to mend and run a farm at the same time.
You're a good man Ed and your family (1st and 2nd family) are proud of you and honored to have you.
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Re: Family First
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2018, 12:49:06 PM »
Welcome back ED! Missed your posts buddy.
Family first, is always a good thing and important. Best wishes for your dad.
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Re: Family First
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2018, 06:57:38 PM »
Thanks brothers :D and good to get back after it. I was just getting into some pest control when called away to tend to my father :D but with his health stable I jumped back into it to shake off the rust and hooked back up with the resident that I do pest control for. The evening was active with several C-rats and Bandits but didn't feel comfortable with the shot placement. The wee hours of the morning were a different story when I set up down at the ole hide story to follow. Ed
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Re: Family First
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2018, 10:09:45 PM »
I'm glad you are back, Ed.  Your pictures are nice, and tell a lot about your feelings..

Best wishes to your father!


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Re: Family First
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2018, 06:04:10 AM »
Thanks brother and good to be home but loved the time with Dad. Ed
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Re: Family First
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2018, 01:47:18 AM »
Good to see you back Ed! Have missed your stories and your presence . Good on you for taking care of your Dad.
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Re: Family First
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2018, 03:42:06 PM »
Thanks brother ;) and anytime spent with Dad is priceless. Ed
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