Beside the lake

Beside the lake

In the dead of summer a fly was resting on a leaf beside a lake. A hot,
dry fly who said to no one in particular, "Gosh, if I go down three
inches, I will feel the mist from the water and I will be refreshed."

There was a fish in the water thinking, "Gosh, if that fly goes down
three inches I can eat him."

There was a bear on the shore thinking, "Gosh, if that fly goes down
three inches, that fish will jump for the fly, and I will eat him."

It also happened that a hunter was farther up the bank of the lake
preparing to eat a cheese sandwich. "Gosh," he thought, "if that fly
goes down three inches, and that fish leaps for it, that bear will
expose himself and grab for the fish. I'll shoot the bear and then have
a proper trophy."

You probably think this is enough activity for one bank of a lake, but
I can tell you there was more.

A wee mouse by the hunter's foot was thinking, "Gosh, if that fly goes
down three inches, and that fish jumps for that fly, and that bear
grabs for that fish, the dumb hunter will shoot the bear and drop his
cheese sandwich."

A cat lurking in the bushes took in this scene and thought, as was
fashionable to do on the banks of this particular lake around lunch
time, "Gosh, if that fly goes down three inches, and that fish jumps
for that fly, and that bear grabs for that fish, and that hunter shoots
that bear, and that mouse makes off with the cheese sandwich, then I
can have mouse for lunch."

The poor fly is finally so hot and so dry that he heads down for the
cooling mist of the water,
The fish swallows the fly,
The bear grabs the fish,
The hunter shoots the bear,
The mouse grabs the cheese sandwich,
The cat jumps for the mouse,
The mouse ducks, and
The cat falls into the water and drowns.

The moral of the story is:

Whenever a fly goes down three inches,
Some pussy is probably in danger!

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4 years 23 weeks ago, 9:36 AM

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TO COOL .. Jeff i think we have all come to appreciate your since of humor.. Some people have an innate since of whats funny.. You do, and im guessing your a hoot to have along on a camping or fishing trip. Keep posting them, and will keep reading them..

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4 years 23 weeks ago, 4:43 PM

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No the guys on the boat just think I am a pervert and need to get out more

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4 years 23 weeks ago, 4:50 PM

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Hi guys.. Let me go grab a cold one.. be right back.. hows everyone doing tonight..

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4 years 23 weeks ago, 5:09 PM

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Well Greg

I am back on the boat helping to support the welfare system. Will heading into the shipyard in a few days

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4 years 23 weeks ago, 5:02 PM

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Doing great greg,

how is Gary doing (if you don't mind my asking)?

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4 years 23 weeks ago, 5:29 PM

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Still in the "home" but ahead of the docs prognosis.. (which means out of the ground).. He's made it to a walker, and now has to tackle stairs (set of 4 to come home).. from where he started from its huge..

No hamp and all you guys... no issues with questions about Bub.. i told him about our posts related to him.. This part is interesting... Gary knows that he's in a "diffrent" state than he was in, and is looking at getting rid of a lot of his collection..

If your all getting excited you should be.. But know its to early to talk about.. I will say that Bub has shooters, and while a lot of interesting stuff (must have at least 30 long guns) he only has a couple of real valuable things.. like an LC Smith for example, and a couple of others..

We already decided that next month were going to put our heads together and pair this down to like 3 of the long guns, and he's also planing on selling off most of his handguns.. (not as many, but like the long guns all shooters..I will let you guys know on this .. i will tell you that Gary, like me is not into profiteering, and lives in the real world.. It's way to early to really discuss this, but i can promise you (and you guys know what that means) that it is going to happen, and when it does the price will be right..

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4 years 23 weeks ago, 5:36 PM

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his guns unless he needs the finances (which it doesn't sound like he does from what I understand). Thats my stand, just cause you can't shoot 'em doesn't mean you should get rid of them (unless you are giving them all to Greg)...........

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4 years 23 weeks ago, 5:38 PM

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Hamp

If someone is gonna buy them ( and they will), It might as well be us.

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4 years 23 weeks ago, 5:43 PM

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Fair enough Vaq,

I just hate to see it, know what I mean?

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4 years 23 weeks ago, 5:45 PM

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Yep bud, I hate it as well.
Just not the type of thing I want to take advantage of, but, It beats the illegals getting thier hands on them.

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4 years 23 weeks ago, 5:48 PM

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Enough of this talk,

as Greg said, this is not the time!

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4 years 23 weeks ago, 5:51 PM

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You done any plinking yet? Or are ya still guarding the throne?

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4 years 23 weeks ago, 5:51 PM

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i was laughing my ass off at Jeff's latest post, and typed a response that got lost somewhere..

Nope Hamp, Gary does not "need" the money, this has to do ...and sorta sad with him knowing that while hes doing better.. He (guess like all of us in one way or another) is looking at his own mortality, and just thinking ...hey what am i doing with 45-50 guns, and i have a wife to make sure is happy down the road... and im sure praying its DOWN THE ROAD..

Guys im only saying this as when it happens .. the prices will be right, and it was like (and will be like) giving you guys first shot... I am NOT hawking bros guns. Just a heads up that its going to happen, and the prices will be fair...

Lets not discuss this any further, as the last thing i want to do is come off like im trying to sell bros guns.. Actually i had told sis-n-law when things looked bad that i would take them to a dealer i know who i've had a long and good relationship with, and just wholesale them to the dealer... This, when it happens will be a good deal, but i promise you (on the man upstairs, and you guys know what that means to me) this is NOT about making money.. Bub simply has realized he's no longer capable of really enjoying them...

I meant this as a positive, and it is... so lets just drop it till he decides what he wants to sell, and i think i will ask our buddy Bob Moon to help me set a real fair price.. somewhere close to wholesale, but not a stupid give a way... There will be NO money for me in this.. period..

I'm thinking i should have pm'd my buddys on this...Lets let it go...

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4 years 23 weeks ago, 5:56 PM

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Done!

Done!

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4 years 23 weeks ago, 6:00 PM

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i have to go, be back pretty quick.. Nope Vaq.. feeling great now, but "chores" kept me in, and im hoping i can get out tomorrow.. Right now im just happy to have a full stash...(ammo dudes)

Guys will see you all in a bit.. Have to eat (i do that 2 sometimes 3 times a day)

Schuy.. You REALLY think thats her Python... sure hope your right, we all need hero's

Later my friends.. Dubya... Chuck... i missed your comment to me till after i got on this morning, i was gone or asleep when you sent it my friend... Ok ..food time..

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4 years 23 weeks ago, 7:36 PM

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okay i gotta ask

what is this picture really of? looks like a band of merrymen???

i tried being reasonable,i didn't like it, NRA LIFE MEMBER,USMC VETERAN
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