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Scott

You're living Large out there in Cali!! You gotta come back east and get some funk, dawg poop and pale skin back on ya, Bro.

Beautiful pics and a very pretty family you have... you're blessed.

Don't sweat this next comment... I'm too old, too married and too in love... but your daughter is a...

Lil Hottie!

-Me (Large Fella)

George

My wife and I visit Longwood Gardens here in PA. It has so many flowers, plants and trees it makes my head spin. Janet and I have a soon to be 18 year old daughter and she is a cutie like your daughter-we keep her locked up :-)

Greg Pitman

Regarding comments about my daughter, three words:

large bore handgun

There, now I feel better.

Scott

Greg-

I can dig that... but truly, I was thinking crystal clear, clean thoughts. She's a beauty and like I said... I'm too "too" many things.

And yes, I can understand the vibe... I get partial thoughts of blood, spent cartridges, muzzle blasts, wisps of black powder in the air & more when I even begin to think of the day when some pimply-faced pecker rod comes by and looks at me and says, "Ahhh, like I'm here to pick Chloe up for a date".

Yeah buddy... maybe you are-but not until you and me get to reaaaalllly know one another. Step into my office.

-Me (Large Fella)

Greg Pitman

Well, as I'm sure you can imagine, the boys are buzzing around constantly. The ones that worry me are the ones that look at the ground, mumble and never offer to shake hands. You better look me in the eye if you want to make more than one appearance at the house.

True story. One afternoon, one of these boys was sitting on the couch talking about paintballing. He was going on about the paintball guns and stuff. I got up, got my black powder .44 cal Colt Walker revolver and handed it to him. "Ever shoot one of those?" He got very quiet. If you are not familiar with it, this gun is hunormous, weghs 5 pounds when loaded. The originals were designed as saddle guns by a Texas Ranger.

Never saw that boy again.

George

Better yet-I took one of my daughters "boyfriends" mountain biking. I suck going up hills but I put my past motorcycle experience to good use when the trail points downward.

The poor boy thought he was all that and a bag of chips until I passed him on a very narrow peice of singletrack and put him into the weeds.

He didn't stick around very long............

Jim

You guys. My wife's father is a West Point grad, a fighter pilot, and now a retired Lt. Colonel from the USAF. He used to threaten me a lot. But I used to drink a lot, so I've always felt 10 feet tall and bulletproof. I also own about 40 guns, including two 44 mags, a 45 Colt, a 454 Casull, and a 475 Linebaugh revolver, not to mention various rifles and shotguns. I think that fact tends to make people wonder about giving me a hard time, lest I become unbalanced for some reason.

Greg Pitman

That's the great thing about guns. Folks who are unfamiliar with them always think you're gonna go postal on them or something.

I've owned guns since I was 8. All my friends had them too. I have never pointed a gun, loaded or unloaded at another human being (of course, my philosophy is that there is no such thing as an unloaded gun). None of my boyhood friends ever threatened anyone with a gun or even suggested such a thing. We were all trained by, and scared of, our dads.

My kids learned to shoot when they were young. They like it and have a healthy reapect (fear) of firearms. They frequently ask to go shooting, and their favorite is throwing clay pigeons.

I no longer hunt, quit many years ago. I have no problem with hunters, it's a personal thing. I found that I started getting an uncomfortable feeling when looking at the beautiful part of nature that I killed. I would only do it now if I needed to survive.

Jim

I never enjoyed the hunting part as much as the shooting. I like hunting, don't get me wrong, but I always enjoyed the raw simplistic challenge of pointing a gun, stabilizing the sight picture, and squeezing the trigger without messing anything up. It has to be one of the great pleasures of life.

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