Uncle Donald and the deer
Saying for the day: Shooting the bullets is a better way to kill a deer than throwing them at them.
This is a picture of my uncle Donald and my father (Donald is the tall one).
He was my mother’s brother and a good friend of my father.
They often went hunting together.
As soon as deer season started they would set a time to go hunting.
On that day off they went to Muck’s Swamp.
Now I doubt that was the official name but its what everybody called it.
I still remember the first time they went deer hunting together.
It was my uncle Donald’s first time hunting deer and he was very excited.
Now Uncle Donald was a World War II veteran and new a lot about guns .
He really wanted to get his first deer.
It was the middle of the afternoon and a big buck strode out onto the road about thirty feet from where my uncle stood.
My uncle had a brand new repeating rifle ,with a pump-action .
The action is operated by a moveable fore-end that goes backwards and forwards to eject, extract, and chamber a round of ammunition.
He took aim at the deer and then in his excitement he repeatedly pumped the gun ejecting all the bullets.
Instead of pulling the trigger he pulled the pump mechanism.
My dad never let him forget the day he tried to kill a deer by throwing bullets at it.
The next year he got his deer but the story lived on.
News from Pigeon Falls– The little town where the trains still run and where little old ladies fight dragons– Eino is not talking about his plan to catch the White Rabbit. There have been a number of secret meetings at his newly repaired garage. Now I guess we wait for the White Rabbit to show up.
Neither the White Rabbit nor the dragon have been seen since the big pumpkin festival. Mrs. Trumble is telling everybody they are afraid she is going to get them so they are in hiding. She also told Nancy that Tommy can stop at her house as often as he wants but she won’t stop going after the dragon or the White Rabbit.
Tommy went in to Nancy’s after school and had a glass of pop and a saffron bun. He told Nancy that Mrs. Trumble is the most stubborn person he has ever met. She won’t listen to reason. He has tried to explain to her the danger of running around with that shotgun but she just laughs. She does make good cookies though, he had to admit.
The next big festival is not until November 14 which is a Monday and the day before deer season. There is a big street dance planned and a big meal at the Masonic building . All of this for the deer hunters who will fill the town as they get ready to bag their buck. Deer season starts the next day. If the dragon and the White Rabbit wait until then it could be pretty cold. One would suspect they might show at some lesser gathering like a wedding or a party of some kind. Though the White Rabbit has been known just to show up for the passengers on the train.
Nancy says there is still nobody willing to run for Mayor or council and time is running out.
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Well if you want proof that Dr. John is getting old. Last night when I closed up the blog before my breathing treatment I hit the save as draft instead of the publish button. So some of you never got to see yesterday's post. Not that was a tragedy or anything. It was just mundane facts about my life but it cut off the link and denied our linkee a comment or two. I wish I could promise that it will never happen again but alas at my age who knows.
This was one of those days that starts out great and then goes downhill. The real estate agent called and had to rewrite part of the offer because we were now using money from a loan on my house instead of the sale of my house as downpayment. She faxed us the new copy and we faxed it signed back to her. She also called the place where we are getting the big loan and made them nervous so they called us twice. Now I think everything is in order again. Things would be so much better if we could get this house sold.
Well I need a breathing treatment.