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I didn't win

I didn't win the raffle that I had a ticket into for an all expense paid Cape Buffalo hunt.

So I can unpack my bags, but that's ok, I still won the chance to dream about it for a few weeks!

 

 

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just so you know

Hey Mike, I WISH YOU HAD WON! I didn't even buy a ticket for that raffle, but my mind drifts off every night dreaming I am going (hunting). I spent a lot of my former career away from my family. At that time it was difficult to correspond, other than by mail, snail mail!

We made it through those times as many others had before us. I'll tell you all that living far away and being shot at is not the life any man wants. For some of us, it is/was the life we chose, however. For me, the trick was not to dwell on my family constantly, not to make them overpowering in my life, because there was no way to visit with them, except in letters (ink and paper)

I learned to go to sleep dreaming of hunting. It simply made me smile... rather than cry.

So, perhaps this is why I am such a fan of hunting and family too.  Yes

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I totally agree :)

Tndeerhunter wrote:

So, perhaps this is why I am such a fan of hunting and family too.  Yes

I think that is an EXCELLENT plan.  Few thing smatter more than those two Yes

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Sorry to hear that....would

Sorry to hear that....would have been a good hunt to go on.

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someday

God willing, someday I'll do a cape buffalo hunt.....

But i guess I'll just have to do it the old fashioned way - PAY for it!

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That Would Have Been Great!

Mike -

 Too bad you didn't win that hunt. That would have really been great.

And I'm sure that you would have taken lots of pictures so you could share several stories with us on here - contest or no.

Tndeerhunter -

You have mentioned in some of your stories about being in the military and spending much time away from your family.

I want to thank you for your service to our country and my family.

I take it personally - you were over there protecting me and mine - and I appreciate that.

You talk about going to sleep - I trust that you don't have a problem doing that now that you're back (for good?).

God bless you and your fellow warriors!

 

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I'll 2nd that

jaybe wrote:

I want to thank you for your service to our country and my family.

... God bless you and your fellow warriors!

 

  

 

I’ll second that.  Thank you from me to everyone involved in keeping our nation and my family more secure.    

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