My father

My father

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    My father

    My father is getting up there in years, late 70's. He had not shot a rifle in over forty years so I took him out to the range this morning. The weather was not ideal, rain and cooler temperatures. He was not sure he should go, but I convinced home to come along.

    I loaded up the 77/357 with 38 Special rounds and handed him the rifle. I watched as my father walked the rounds into the 8 ring with 12 shots total fired. His hands are not steady anymore and his eyesight is not sharp either. The man had the biggest smile I have seen on his face in years. Priceless.

    He said to me, "I think I need to get one of these rifles. Don't know where or when I'll shoot it, but I'd like to have one around the house."

    My father also shot my 30-30 Marlin, just one round. He said he always wanted to try one. He got his wish. He took his target with him when he finished up.

    Though our shooting time was short today, the memory will be treasured always.


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    Quality time,,,,,, priceless
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    Good for you! You're both lucky to have each other.
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    Good for you. Great moment.

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    ctr, those moments are priceless! I wish I had my Dad back.
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    Not much beats father/son time...
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    We are going to Florida to visit my parents next week. My dad is 86 years old and he was the one that took me out shooting on our farm when I was a kid. I will be bringing my Glock 30 along. After reading your post, I'm going to see if I can get him to a range. You brought back alot of great memories. Thanks so much for the idea!
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    Glad you had the time.
    My dad was a hunter, but not much of a paper puncher enthusiast. What little time he went to the range with us is in the memory bank, as are all the crazy fun filled times at hunting camp with the guys.
    Was with us @ deer camp 2009, and New Years day 2010 , he was gone
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    Thanks for Sharing and inspiring me first to remember my Dad and how he taught me to shootand second clean up that old 22 for the grandson!
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    Thats great! Glad you got to take him. It will be one of those memories you will always cherish. Just try to continue to make more as you wont regret it.
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    Enjoy Dad, because they are a long time gone when they go!
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    Hey folks (especially you ctr), CHERISH every moment you can. Sit down, kick back and hang out with the "old folks". I took care of both mom and dad by myself since 1999. Dad passed in 2008 and mom passed last year. Oh how I wished I could have had 5 more minutes with them, 5 more minutes that will never come.....

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    One more day
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    One more sunset, maybe I'd be satisfied
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    Leave me wishing still, for one more day with you

    First thing I'd do, is pray for time to crawl
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    Say a million I love you's
    That's what I'd do, with one more day with you
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