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By: edwin leap

Sun, 14 Feb 2010 20:35:08 +0000

I have guns that belonged to my father, my grandmother and my grandfather. The one pistol my grandma shot at an intruder is in my uncle's collection. It was a .22 mag revolver that she carried on her paper route in her 60s and 70's. Thanks for the sharing such poignant recollection. Edwin



By: Dave Hardy

Sun, 14 Feb 2010 03:10:57 +0000

The .38 is probably a .38 S&W, an older and not particularly potent cartridge, but one popular in its day. Spray it liberally with WD-40 to keep the rust away. I've got an 11-48 in the gun safe. Do the same for it. Having had cancer (surgery got it all) and its pains, I have some sympathy for his choice. The past generations of our family were rather short-lived. Three of my grandparents were dead a decade before I was born. Cancer, MI and post-birth infection.



By: Tom

Wed, 30 Dec 2009 04:06:46 +0000

I just spent several minutes reading the things said in the above comments. Becasue of a small family problem I did not get to know my grandfather until later in my life. When he left this life he did not leave me with a gun but he did leave me with a lot of other important things to live with. Hard work is a good thing, tell the truth, do the best job you can all the time, respect all people and trust very few are but a few. The realy good news is I am know a grandfather, I wounder what is being said or written about me.



By: Brad

Mon, 28 Dec 2009 23:30:51 +0000

My Grandfather taught me how to shoot a rifle on the farm at the age of 8 years old. This is one of the things I am mighty thankful for. In addition to teaching me how to fire a gun, he taught me most of the other things that I young boy needs to learn from his adult guardian. Thinks like being kind, and working hard, and taking care of one's family. When he passed away, he handed me down one of his more modest shotguns. Over the years, it has become an irreplaceable prize and valued memorial to him that is extremely dear to my family. Its probably worth less than a hundred bucks to anyone to us. But for our family, I hope it can be handed down for generations, along with the stories of what I learned as a young man, from my grandfather.



By: Dentists Boca Raton

Fri, 13 Nov 2009 02:40:54 +0000

That story brings back a lot of memories too...my uncle committed suicide in a similar manner...he was only 17 then. My mother, her sister, kept the weapon as a reminder of my uncle and to keep on living despite the turn of events.



By: Florida Hunting Guy

Mon, 29 Jun 2009 02:24:36 +0000

inspirational. maybe you should keep the gun in something you couldn't see. seeing that everyday might remind you of him all the time... :(



By: Loretta

Fri, 15 May 2009 12:53:57 +0000

Great information. Thanks for the post. That was a spectacular article, need more great work like this out there.



By: JOE

Tue, 26 Feb 2008 21:58:58 +0000

YES VERY POWERFUL AND I WOULD LIKE TO LET YOU KNOW THAT IT TAKE COURAGE TO EVEN PUT IT OUT THERE LIKE THAT. KEEP THAT RIFLE IN HIS HONOR AND REMMBER WHAT HE was NOT WHAT HE WASNT. HE SEEMS TO BE A GREAT GUY AND BE BLESSED TO HAVE HAD THOE MEMORIES WITH HIM.



By: SeaSpray

Wed, 26 Dec 2007 03:15:12 +0000

What a powerful and moving story.



By: Cole

Mon, 27 Aug 2007 21:50:24 +0000

Moved me, and I am crusty. My son died in a like manner. Bless you, Doc. That narrative helped. C