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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by BatteryOaksBilly, Mar 25, 2020.

  1. BatteryOaksBilly

    BatteryOaksBilly A SHOOTER Benefactor Life Member Supporting Member

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    Yesterday a truck tripped the gate alarm and I ambled out to see if all was well. A young man of 50 that owns a LGS and Indoor Range stopped by. I have known this man since he was 15. His Daddy was the Harley Davidson Dealer in Murder Beach for 23 years. He shot with us when he was a kid and got Damn good.
    We commonly put on matches in the 80s that would draw 50 or more shooters a month. This man was in his teens then. He watched, listened and learned. In '98 he opened his LGS and Range. Times have been hard for folks around here in the retail gun business but since he had the forethought to build an indoor range and be one of the first to teach the CWP classes that had Just come out, he kept his head above water. Yesterday he said he was Sold Out of every gun and every box of ammo he had in the store. Unfortunately, restocking is a Big problem.
    The reason for his visit was to bring a Huge box of fruits and vegetables to us. Onions, peppers, carrots, lettuce, potatoes, tomatoes, apples, oranges and cantaloupe. We talked about old times and he was all always thankful to us for helping him be able to live his dream.
    Old Friends to the rescue in hard times. I was never more proud of that young man than yesterday. Old Friend indeed...
     
  2. Stogies

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    That is good to hear!
     
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    B00ger Das B00G Charter Member Supporting Member

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    Its good to see that seeds we once planted grow into fruition.
     
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    lowspeed Happy to be here Benefactor Life Member

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    Good folks. I'm thankful there are still some left.
     
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    12151791 [This Space is Available for Rent] Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Tailhunter I am a Trapper Charter Member Supporting Member

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    Very cool.
     
  7. BatteryOaksBilly

    BatteryOaksBilly A SHOOTER Benefactor Life Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks to you Ole Pard, you made my day. I have enjoyed your visits here and you are always welcome.
     
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    teamglock2002 Member Life Member

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    That's a great story @BatteryOaksBilly . Friends like that are far and few between, so cherish your friendship with him as long as you can.
     
  9. kcult

    kcult Alcohol fueled dumbass Charter Member Supporting Member

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    So, if I read this right, you have food?
     
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    SnowRooster Cosmic Castaway Supporting Member

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    Man, finally some news that warms the heart! That’s awesome!
     
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    Invite him to join us on CFF.
     
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    Hey didn't you hear him say the guy was a friend. That means he actually likes the guy. He's not gonna subject him to us. :eek::oops:;)
     
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    Button Pusher Well-Known Member Benefactor Supporting Member

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    Perhaps he can sign on as a vendor?
     
  14. georgel

    georgel Behind Every Blade of Grass Supporting Member

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    Old friends are wheat among the chaff and a jewel to be treasured.


    My tag line:
    Always be good to your friends. Because without them, you're just another stranger.
     
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  15. Hammer21b

    Hammer21b I'm you're Huckleberry

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