Thursday, June 30, 2005

Our surprise for Cliff

When Cliff and I first married, he loved hunting and fishing.  He owned two firearms:  a Colt pistol with a holster, and a Belgium Browning shotgun. 

We'd been married a little over a year when we bought our first country place with twenty acres, and I'm not sure he ever went hunting again.  He'd found out he'd much rather spend his time building fence, clearing brush, and tinkering with tractors.

So he sold the guns, and I don't know that he ever regretted it much.  But in later years, I wished he'd kept the Browning.  It was sort of a collector's item because it had been made in Belgium.  I always had hopes of buying another for him.  When I'd mention it to him, he assured me he had no need for such a shotgun.

Last year, I asked Cliff, "If you could have any firearm in the world, and money wasn't a problem, what one would you choose?"

After a few seconds consideration, he answered, "Oh, I suppose a Glock."

I mentioned this to our son, Jim, who is a certified gun nut with an impressive arsenol of weapons.  So a couple of months ago, he contacted me and said he'd be willing to split the cost of a Glock as a birthday gift for Cliff.  This is the weapon most policemen use.

Cliff was totally surprised.  Now we can get rid of "Old Betsy," the very cheap handgun we bought as protection when we're sleeping in our popup camper; it wasn't something you'd use for target practice, since it didn't shoot straight (if it decided to shoot at all).

Oh, those other pictures are of my youngest grandchild from Georgia, Lyndsay, dancing for me last night.  She'll be five in August.


myheartsaysso2 said...

My fiancee loves to hunt.. he doesn't have a Glock though.. I asked him what he thought of them and he said they are nice.. and was like "why are you going to buy me one?" lol* I guess he was wondering why I asked him that all of a sudden out of the middle of nowhere.. so .. its an idea.. maybe Christmas or something but how much are they?? :) Mel

tendernoggle said...

Wow! That's a good gun. I  bet he was surprised! He looks happy! Your little grandchild is cute as a button. My maiden name was Lindsey! There are alot of little girls named that now....I have a great-niece that is named Lindsey....also here is Georgia!
Take care,

bnanajm said...

I can't believe Lyndsay is almost five.  I remember when she was born.  Oh my, how time flies when yer havin' fun.  

Happy 4th, btw.


La Banana

marainey1 said...

I have 3 grandchildren that are 5.  What a wonderful age to be!  She is a cutie!  Have a great weekend !  'On Ya'  - ma

csandhollow said...

Your kids have made some cute kids! Lordy I better not let Pat see this! He will want a Glock if he sees it! LOL

plieck30 said...

Yes Cliff looks proud as punch. I don't know a lot about guns, but knew what a glock is as my brother-in-law is retired from the police force and my deceased husband owned one of those. Paula