We have three girls, one of them was anti gun, and is just now coming around on the issue. I know strange huh..(takes after her mother) ((sshhhh)).. She's the ultimate mother to our g-kids, and smart enough to marry a hunter, who's also a great guy, so I've (pretty much) let it go and she is coming around on the issue..
After the first child, and when she was at the "height' of the whole "anti" thing they come up for thier first visit after the birth of our grandchild.. Deal is we have a truce from years ago about the gun thing, and they stay outa sight outa mind.. She asked me once while she was pregnant that i make sure all the weapons were child proofed.. actually she was pretty sweet about it.. "dad, i know you will keep all your guns safe from the baby"..
So (my heart is picking up speed as im telling you guys this) thier up for the first visit.. She's sitting on the sofa with the baby on her lap, and i realize that i can see the grip of my little freedom arms 22 sticking out from under the sofa cushion.. Gloria's all cooing over the baby.. and i'm thinking .. OK!.. my life as i knew it is about to end.. Daughter has a temp.. Wife has a temp... I've gota fuck'n gun (forgivemelord) sticking out of my sofa..Honestly had no idea it had fallen out of my pocket.. The next 15 min were the longest of my life.. I'm like some macho Lucy out of a 50's TV sitcom.. They finally decide to get up and go into the spare bed room.. and i literally fell against the son-n-law, who has laughed and kidded me about this every since.. Never have gotten up the courage to tell Gloria she almost lost her first grandchild on the first visit (Bob... im giv'n ya a look!) So if ya gota chuckle outa old gregs stupid trick credit runs for bringing up the memory with his comment about the "dispute".
a man has to hold his word, hold his beliefs, and hold a good sight picture.
6 years 20 weeks ago, 12:09 PM