Monday, November 24, 2008

9 Years Ago

Early in the morning 9 years ago today, I discovered what real "hope and change" was all about. November 24, 1999 I became a father for the first time. In today's world I have found it as important as any to teach my kids about the out doors. For today's celebration I wanted to give my son his first step to feeding his future. A Rossi 22/20 gauge combo.

Like any kid, the first thing he wanted to do was use it. First we had our discussion about the primary differences between this and the Red Ryder he has had for years. We than had our review of the four rules. Now it was "off to the races" as they say.
While they didn't all hit, it was a GREAT DAY. The excitement he showed at the first "ping" was palpable in my throat. I could not be happier or more proud of my sons. A nice escape from the daily grind.


PolyKahr said...


Teach your children well!

Happy Thanksgiving,

Armed US Citizen said...

It's a good day when we can welcome a new gun-owner into the ranks!
Happy shooting for years to come!

Have agood thanksgiving!