Art over at Simply Outdoors has “tagged” me, as part of Kristine Shreve (Outdoor Innovations) “rules” for finding out more personal information on fellow bloggers. I would of liked to have found a picture with the whole family, but I probably couldn’t of “squeezed” them all onto this blog anyway! This picture is of my lovely wife of 37 years Lorna, and my grandson Jacob. I call him Jay-Bird!
FAMILY: Lorna and I have 5-girls and one boy. I came from a family of 6-boys, and I guess God wanted to teach me something about women. You’d think I’d be an expert by now, but sometimes I still don’t know anything! We have ten grandchildren, and as you may have guessed family is very important to us. As much as I love to hunt, family comes first. My son is the youngest (24) and all my kids are in the general area, except daughter Meghan (Chicago.) When we are all together there are 23 of us to enjoy!
HUNTING & OUTDOORS: I am a lifelong hunter, who tagged along with his dad, starting around 6-years old. I have taken 4-deer, 2-caribou, and 1-bear large enough for the Pope and Young record book, but consider myself more of a meat & potatoes hunter than a trophy hunter. I love venison to much to let a whole lot of deer pass under me before I draw down on one. The older I get the less opportunity I have to pursue the sport I love so much. Of course that may have something to do with age, as well as finances, and family responsibilities. My dream has always been an Alaskan adventure, but I’m afraid Father Time is rapidly closing the door on that scenario! You can read more on my blog biography by clicking on ABOUT.
MUSIC: I am musically reclined, not inclined, but I like classical and contemporary Christian music.
SPORTS: Besides hunting, camping, and fishing, I played a whole lot of slow-pitch softball. I played and managed for over 27 years, taking 2-state titles, and coming in 4th. in the nationals one year. I retired from playing and managing my church team when I was 56 years old, and took up golf. I have a 12 handicap on the links, and I love to hit that little white ball! “FORE” When I was younger I used to drag race at Milan Drag way, and won my class at the Spring Nationals in 1966, with my comet cyclone. Most of my sports now revolve around watching grandkids compete for their schools.
HISTORY/BOOKS: As you know from my “Chief Ten Bears” blogs I really like history. I’m working on our family tree, and that’s how I found out about my Cree ancestors. My mother is from Canada, and her ancestors were Irish and Scottish. It has been ages since I’ve read anything but Christian oriented novels/books, and am now reading “Escape From Kabul.”
TECHNOLOGY: I am such a dud when it comes to technology, and really envy guys like Art. His “Simply Outdoors” home page is one of the best out there. I wish I could spruce up this blog, but the ability just isn’t there-yet!
FINALLY: I retired from Ford Motor company as a pipefitter in 2001. I asked Jesus Christ into my heart 32 years ago, and have been involved with my fellowship on a regular basis. I am a charter member of Christian Bowhunters of America, and also belong to Michigan Bowhunters. I write feature articles for the outdoor page of the Monroe Evening News about 6-8 times a year. I enjoy poetry, and have written several hundred poems. I also have written the lyrics for several songs, and one of those songs is on a praise and worship cd that just went on sale at our church.
At this point I guess I’m supposed to “tag” some fellow bloggers, so Manic, Phillip (Hog Blog,) and Arts buddy Jeff step to the plate.
Hope you all have a Blessed Christmas and a Joyous and Prosperous new year.