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Parents...they taught me to shoot.
I know Whose I am. I know where I'm going. I know the job I'm to do while I'm here. I am an ambassador. This is not my home.
Evil prospers when good people to do nothing. Please don't turn your back. ACT!
I have so much for which to be thankful that it would take a very long time to write it down.
I can mirror the comments about Christ, church, America, freedom etc, we should all be thankful for at least one of them, or anything that makes our lives so much better than most places these days.
I am just thankful that I can be thankful!
"A Smith & Wesson always beats 4 aces!"
The Man Prayer. "Im a man, I can change, if I have to.....I guess!" ~ Red Green
There are so many people I am thankful for, my grandparents who have supported me my entire life, without them I wouldn't be able to afford to go to college or have faith that I could better my self, my mother who loved me and my brothers and stayed with my dad who was an abusive alcoholic and was absolutely terrible to her and through all of that she never waivered, my girlfriend of 3 years who showed me I could do anything that I set my mind too. I hope everyone on this board has at least one person they can say truly changed their life in huge way.
Happy thanksgiving to everyone! It's time for me to go show my girlfriends dad how a real man shoots!
...he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one. Luke 22:36
USN/VET; NRA; GOA, jpfo.org
Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project www.irenasendler.com
Well. My Foster Dad. USN, Academy Class of '43. Went straight to command of a ship in the Pacific (he is quoted and mentioned in several well read books on the Pacific Naval War).
After the war, he put his hand up and went back as EOD to get rid of all of the Jap bombs left on the islands.
On retiring from the USN after 30 years, he taught me to be honest, hard working, be humble, to take physical pain and to always have a subtle sense of humor.
He lived to be 85.
May he always have Fair Winds and Following Seas!
Even though it is well understood that the Marines guard the gates of Heaven, I know that my dad is there busting thier nuts to 'pay attention to detail'.
Last edited by ANGLICO; November 23rd, 2012 at 03:50 AM. Reason: spelling