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TOWS220
May 17, 2014, 20:58
I have been lucky enough to get back home to nebraska for the first time since october of 2012. Family members have been telling me that my dads father is starting to really head down hill, he is 86 this year. I have been spending as much time with him as i can while I am here and today I asked if I could borrow his hi-standard to go shooting with my little brother. After much work he was able to pull it out from the stack of boxes it was under and he handed it over and told me I should just hold onto it.

Im getting pretty choked up just writing this as I know my time with my time with grandpa seems to be getting closer and closer to the end everyday. He has a chronic leg injury that has really got him down and we lost grandma, greatest woman I have ever known, in 2011 when i was overseas. It is hard seeing the guy who taught me to shoot, build model airplanes and my wooden fort in the backyard, take me to museums, show me how to shoot pool, and all around be the best in his grandsons eyes slipping away bit by bit as I am half way across the country.

His oldest brother, who was an aircraft machinist in the war in the pacific, won the pistol in a poker game on mainland japan after the war. I will treasure it forever, thanks for letting me talk about my ".22".

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tdb59
May 17, 2014, 21:05
It is hard seeing the guy who taught me to shoot, build model airplanes and my wooden fort in the backyard, take me to museums, show me how to shoot pool, and all around be the best ... slipping away bit by bit ....

I know the feeling all too well.

Make the most of the time you have.


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