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Question by Del in KS. Uploaded on September 04, 2009
Jonathan, Wesley's older brother is a Senior in HS. Back in June he joined the Army reserve and went to Basic training and graduated Aug 7th. He will graduate HS next spring and transfer to active duty. The kid is 17 and just did not want to wait. He loves the Army as much as he loves hunting. If you missed it I had a long talk with the boys parents last Tuesday. I had no idea they were adopted as kids. They have good hard working parents now but no money for stuff like guns and camo. It looks like I will be buying the boys a hunting license this year. If you wonder why I'm doing this well, my son never would go hunting with me. These boys love to go hunting. Wesley has a speech impediment and has a tough time making good grades.
Yesterday I ordered a Muzzleloader thru a deal I got from Beekeeper. Today will go shopping for a .22. That will give the boys each a gun to call their own and some variety by switching. They also can shoot my guns when we go hunting. Thanks for everything you are doing. I haven't received any money yet but have a box slowly filling with camo and other gear. I will go for a visit in a week or 10 days, deliver the stuff and maybe shoot up a brick of 22 ammo with the boys. Thanks again and remember these boys will get 100% of anything you send. The address is in some of my other posts. Moische, I'm feeling much better today the antibiotics and painkillers must be working, give me a call when you can.
Del, What Size clothes do the boys wear. I have some of my Sons camo that he has out grown. I was going to bring it to the good will but if the sizes are right I can send it your way.
Del I intend to mail a check today or tomorrow depending on how work goes and when I can get a stamp (odd that we rarely have any stamps readily available anymore). I am sure my son has some stuff to add as well.
good job, del.
a note about the 'gay cowboy', to those of you who asked me to update that: No such luck, it appears he is avoiding me but there may be another explanation
Mine went in the mail. You should get it Tuesday or Wednesday of next week due to the holiday. I don't think any of our old clothes or boots will fit since my son and I are both over 6'3" with appropriate "Bigfoot" shoe sizes! I gave all his kid-size stuff to two brothers we know a couple of years ago, so I don't have much stuff lying around unused. If there are some specific needs, let us all know. Cash always helps, huh?
I put my card inside. You can email me to let me know you got if you want to. I'm sure it will be put to good use.
I will call tomorrow Del I am going to Mission first. Will bring some cash.
Woodtick, Jon is tall and slender, I don't know his actual size but he is about 6 ft tall 180 lb. Wesley is short and stout his pant size is 40 X 30 and wears large or XL shirt or parka.
The Realtree pants and long sleeve T-shirt along with a check went out yesterday Priority mail. There is also a little something in there for you and your wife.
I posted about sending out $15 bucks in your other post, but saw about his brother joining the reserves first then planning on go full time. I hope he didn't get taken by a smooth talking recuiter like I did. I joined the army national guard in high school, because the recuiter told me I could earn some money then transfer to full time after I got out of basic. I then found out, while at basic, that the regular Army was not taking any prior service, which means no transfer either. He may want to check on that.
I tried to get Jon to wait until he was able to enlist for active duty but he wouldn't listen. He has friends in the local reserve unit.
Thanks again everyone. This is more satisfying than getting a new gun for myself. I highly recommend this to anyone that knows a kid that likes the outdoors.
Del, you are one hell of a nice guy. I just wish there were more people like you.
Great job Del!!! :)
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