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Mockingbird
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Hey, y'all;

Well, here's another deer season come in the Old Dominion; and as usual, Kathy is up in them thar hills, startin' off with bowhunting.

Now, I'll be the first one to admit that I've been remiss in my reporting; but every coin has two sides, and the other side of this'n is that there ain't so much to report. But those of you as knows Killy would probably be interested in what little I've got, so here goes:

We got away late last Saturday. It took longer to find and organize and pack than we had anticipated, and then there was the matter of getting last-minute perishables to go in the coolerator, gas for the vehicles, traffic, etc.; and Kathy and I also paid a brief visit to her father and stepmother on the way out, with family treasures she'd gotten just recently from relatives in PA. There was other stuff, but I won't bore you. Bottom line is that it was getting dark as we approached the general region where we camp. We had been up past midnight Friday into Saturday, getting ready. To add to it, I hadn't slept well, and come sundown Saturday in the Alleghenys, I was dog tired. So Kathy accommodated me, and we stopped in Seneca Rocks, West Virginia for the night.

There's an establishment there called 'Yokum's Vacationland', and we recommend it to anybody looking for accommodations in the area. Carl and Shirley Yokum have been married for 69 years this past October; Shirley still runs the reservations and the restaurant, and Carl still does the maintenance. He's a 91 year-old cancer survivor, and she's 87, and has come through a brain tumor and blood clots, and other stuff. They're survivors of the highest order, and we love and admire them.

Sunday morning, we went ahead to the campsite and set up. There were some problems, but we solved 'em, and by late afternoon, the basics were in place. Tent was up, cook shack was up, and we had lanterns, heat, food and water, and a place for Killy to sleep. As the shadows got long, I headed back for the flatlands.

Kathy called me late Monday afternoon. You have to come down off the mountain to use the phone. She was halfway checking on me to see that I'd gotten home alright, and halfway giving me a scouting report. She'd seen no deer and no sign. Pretty bleak. She gave me a 'shopping list' for my next trip, of a few items we had forgotten to bring up, and that's really about it. No word since Monday.

This isn't any real cause for concern. Down near the end of our phone conversation, she was getting antsy to get back up on the mountain. She wanted to get ready for the next day's hunt, and she had gone up there to be in the woods, not yak on the phone.

So there it is. I take the lack of communication as that she's dug in to do some serious hunting while bow season is still in. With so little to go on as there is up there this year, a person has to hunt hard to have any hope of results, so I expect that's what she's doing. NOAA says a weather front has just moved through the area today, and that often stirs the critters up. Tomorow is the last day of bow season up there, and I figure she's going to be all business.

I'm going back up tomorrow (Sat.) for the weekend. More on Tuesday or Wednesday, when I get back home. Say 'thanks' to a veteran this Sunday.

Regards to all, C.

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the Ferret
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Have fun Killy and bring us back some stories and pics

Thanks for the update C.

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Thanks for the report. Look forward to Kathy sharing her hunt with us all when she gets back as only she can [bigsmyl] [campfire] [coffee]

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Pulling for her to have a great hunt regardless of the outcome.

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yeah have fun killie. dont get lost now [biglaugh] [campfire]

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My girl is heading out in the rain in the morning.
She saw two shooters tonight, "drop time" and a "beautiful deer". Let's hope I'm dragging in the morning...

I hope Killy has a great and safe day tomorrow.

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On my way out today, prob'ly around 12:30 so's not to get there in the dark. If she's out, I'll wait until about an hour after last light to start worrying. But given that everything's ok and I don't have to call out the Marines (Bernie, you're the NCOIC), I'll have another report come Tuesday.

I appreciate the comebacks.

Jeff, she's never lost; it's just that from time to time, she doesn't know exactly where she is... [Razz]

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My best wishes to Killie, as always, for a great time on her annual "Rejuvination Hunt/Camp-out". Also thank you, Clark for keeping us updated.

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I wish her luck as well. She has clean Karma, The Deer Gods should bless her.

[Smile]

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For sure, for sure, Calvin!

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May The Great Spirit Guide My Sister's Arrows

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I hope Killie has a safe and enjoyable time in the mountains.

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Git R Done Killy. [thumbsup]

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heres wishing ya luck Killy!!! i'm sure just time spent in the woods is luck enough.

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if your lucky enough to spend time in the mountains...then your lucky enough!
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Clark, Enjoy your peace and quiet while it lasts.
Hope Illy kills a biggin... A real big um 5 miles down hill from camp. [archer]

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