The Old West & Indian Wars

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  1. K E Gordon

    K E Gordon Very Well-Known Member
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    I was in Cody Wyoming when we went to Yellowstone. I was surprised how chilly it was there. It was like the beginning of August and the temperature was maybe 40 degrees overnight, and jacket weather duing the day. Other parts of Wyoming had been quite warm. I am not sure what the elevation is there, but defintely a chilly place. I loved that trip, I would love to take it again. Of course we almost got blown away by a tornado in SD...We took shelter in the car, but we were using a tent at the time with an air mattress and the air mattress got blown out of the tent, and ended up on the other side of campground!
     
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    Before I met my husband I had never even touched a real gun and to impress him on a date I went target shooting with him and I was pretty darn good and he was impressed. He was also impressed how fast I drove.

    Good thing these two things were enough because I couldn't cook then, learned after being married. In the end it was my cooking he loved the most. :)
     
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    I find Annie Oakley's biography so interesting. Especially her very young years in Southern Ohio. Her father died when she was 6 yrs. old. The family was very poor. She was sent to a home, who in turn sent her out to hire for 50 cents a week and never seen a cent of it.The family treated her badly, and at times made her stand out in the snow in her bare feet all night. After two years she ran away and lived in with a family that knew her. They knew by the whip lashes on her back how bad it was, her age 9 years old. She made a quote that it was the first time in 2 years she felt safe enough to sleep through the whole night. Annie hunted rabbits and pheasants and sold them to local hotels and restaurants. By the time she was 15 yrs. old she had enough money to pay the whole mortgage on the family farm.:)
     
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  4. Cody Fousnaugh

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    My wife has her own rifle and handgun. For Christmas we are getting her a S&W 9mm. That will be our last firearm. When her mom was young, she brought down a nice Buck White Tail (nice rack). From what I can tell, her and her mom are the only ones in the family that enjoy shooting. We have a yearly membership at a local gun/rifle club. Heck, I was pleasingly shocked at how happy she was when she got her Ruger 10/22 rifle.

    We don't hunt, just target shoot. My wife loves my cooking, but don't eat at home nearly as much as we use to.
     
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    My side of the family wasn't into guns or hunting...hubby was the only one. My kids may each have a gun but I'm not even sure of that. I think my son hasn't one of my husband's but not sure either. Something we just never talk about.
     
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    To me, you should know if they have one or not. From a legal standpoint I would think you should know. But, if it doesn't bother you to know or not, that's up to you.

    My step-dad had a over/under shotgun/.22 and a pellet gun. When I was a Sophomore in high school, I got a Daisy Pump BB rifle for a birthday. While in the Navy, got Small-Arms certified.
     
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    Why should I know from a legal standpoint @Cody Fousnaugh? Now you have me worried.
     
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    Don't worry! You are a family member and their mother. I just thought you would like to know. If you don't want to know and they don't offer to tell you, that's up to you and your kids.
    Sorry I said "legal standpoint". Perhaps Ken or someone else on the forum can explain better than I can why you should know or not know.
     
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    Ok. It's just never come up. Probably mentioned long ago but I have forgotten which child my husband gave one of his guns to (legally). It's not that they don't want to tell me, I just haven't asked...just always kind of assumed one or both had a gun.

    Neither is a hunter or gun enthusiast but would have one to protect family.

    I do know that the older grandsons are gun nuts (inherited from their grandpa :)) they have air soft guns.

    And that's what was always on their Xmas wish list every year but they didn't get it til deemed old enough.
     
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    Basically, the only time our family knows about our firearms is when we post a photo of us on Facebook from the Range.

    For anyone on this Thread: One thing to really see is SASS (Single-Action Shooting Society) in action. When we lived in So. California, we go to Norco each year for the End of Trail Show. It was a weekend event held in a field. Talking about taking a person back to the Old West Days, WOW!! All the vendors dressed up in the era, gunfighters, real Indians. The Old Wild West came back to life!! Even met Hugh O'Brian, who played Wyatt Earp on the tv show, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp.
     
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    My grandsons love that kind of stuff...it's too bad that their grandpa died before most of them were even born...

    A major miss for all. :(

    The oldest was 5 when he died, his brother 6 months and the rest not even conceived for awhile.
     
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    One of my favorite places to visit in California was Bodie. I don't know if they've done more with it since but there were no facilities when I went there, other than a toilet, and it was on a road that was not well maintained at all, with very deep holes in the road. I liked it because many of the old buildings were still up, and you could walk into a very small portion of a silver mine before encountering a barricade, and it wasn't all touristy. There would be one park ranger there, but he usually stayed well away.
     
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