I have been away from the campfire for a spell due to life interferences. I thought that I would pop in and catch up on what is going on around here.
It seems that several of the old members and friends that I remember still come by and comment occasionally. I am happy to see a few new faces around the fire sharing their stories and experiences.
I became interested in blackpowder when I was just a kid and a family friend was into all sorts of guns but in particular liked playing with blackpowder (BP) stuff. Once he showed me the boom and smoke and the "old ways" of doing things like Boone and Crockett, well, I was hooked for life.
I have been playing with BP stuff ever since. I started as many folks with the T/C products and have gone through the progression to making accoutrements, all the parts and putting the BP stuff together, firing and then hunting with them. It's a sickness, I know.
This hobby has brought me to know many fine folks here on this forum and other places. I have traveled across this wonderful nation learning the arts and crafts of wonderful BP stuff.
I visited with and tried to learn the BP craft with Master Bookie and the talented and illustrious Hoot AL in Iowa. I played in the blacksmith shop with Jon & Chris Laubach in Pennsylvania and visited with old forum members Audie, Leon and others at Dixon's fair . These and other folks have taught me many fine aspects of BP stuff, life & people in general as it all relates somehow. We all have something to learn from the greybeards to the neophytes.
Learn all you can, participate with all that are here and tell us your life stories here and your wild tales on the tall tales discussion.
"May the wee mouse never leave your cupboard
with a tear in his eye" -modern Scot
"Lang may yer lum reek" - Old Scot
"Long may your chimney smoke" -English
"Beanaichead Dia thu" -Scottish Gaelic
" God's blessings on you" -English
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God bless America and Alba Gu Brath!
Welcome back! Life does have a habit of getting in the way sometimes.
*Young guys should hang out with old guys; old guys know stuff.*
Hmm, that handle sounds familiar.....Welcome back.
Beer is proof that God loves us,and wants us to be happy-B. Franklin
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