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Cuervo25_1

Cuervo25_1

Age : 45
Location : North New Jersey
Registration date : 2011-01-13

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PostSubject: This past Christmas   This past Christmas EmptyThu Feb 03, 2011 12:23 am

This past year ...well the past almost 9 years have been really stressful for me from getting married to having a son born,the wife loseing her job after 20 years and so on. So I haven't been hunting at all since moving to nj, sold the rifle to pay bills,can't use it to hunt with in this state anyway. joined a NJ hunting forum so I could get some better understanding of the laws and so on. Alot of this will come into play in a bit.

Fast foward to this past Christmas eve. I was at work all day since my boss is a greedy jerk and I get home and rush to shower shave and get dressed for church and the traditional new years eve dinner with the inlaws at a nice resturant. We get home watch a Christmas story a few times then my son goes to bed then we put all his gifts under the tree. I go to bed at about 11:30 when I get a Phonecall from the neighbor saying that there is a huge present on my front porch. So of course I ask him why he did it and he said it wasn't him.

I look at my wife and told her and thats when a story came out. She told me that earlier a man cald claiming to be Santa and later there will be a gift on my porch,to keep an eye out for it. she said it was an older guy so I had a few Ideas of who it could have been . I grab the present and run into the bedroom with it. My wife looked at it and said " no man wrapped that, it is to neat" It had a printed out letter stating that his (santa's) elves reminded him that since moving to NJ and haveing all these things happen that I could not afford anything to hunt with. It told me to enjoy the contents and he hopes to have some backstrap and a guiness for his snack next year,but it best not be his reighndeer's.

shaking I open the box to find................................................


















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Needless to say I had tears in my eyes,and still get them when I think about it. My wife looks at me and simply said "who" I had no Idea so we bounced thoughts back and forth ,I asked her if she still had the phone number,she said yea so I looked it up. It came back as a PA number. but the newspapers that the Bow was packed in was a fairly common NJ newspaper. We bounced a few more Ideas and she asked" what about Robin? "

Robin is a woman I met on the hunting site that knows my story and has wen't fishing with me,gave me 2 huge bags of venison,and is an all around great person.

I told my wife it can't be because the call was from pa, then it hit me that her dad lives in Pa and he is definatly older and she lives in the area the paper comes from. So the next morning I call her up and thanked her, she tried for a good minute to deny it but I got it out of her that she has been working on it since sept. , getting parts,a new string,having it set up ect. I asked her why ,because I know she is a single mother and she could use the money that she spent on her family. her reply broke me down, she said " Because you desrve it,you work so hard to keep your family together,you have done without so they wouldn't have to, and people done the same for me so I thought you are the perfect canidate to pay it foward to"


This past Christmas has taught me alot about what friendship means,how there are people out there that are so selfless that they give a very expensive item away without thinking twice,and that there is still good in this world.
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brentona

brentona

Age : 29
Location : Baltimore Maryland
Registration date : 2010-04-05

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PostSubject: Re: This past Christmas   This past Christmas EmptyThu Feb 03, 2011 12:45 am

Wow, what a class act!
Cheers and keep'er taut, brother!
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Patrick



Age : 31
Location : Alaska
Registration date : 2010-11-25

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PostSubject: Re: This past Christmas   This past Christmas EmptyThu Feb 03, 2011 5:28 am

That's an incredible story! cheers
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Muddler

Muddler

Age : 64
Location : Pretoria, South Africa
Registration date : 2008-05-22

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PostSubject: Re: This past Christmas   This past Christmas EmptyThu Feb 03, 2011 1:52 pm

People can truly be amazing. What a great story. Thanks.
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dbreazeale

dbreazeale

Age : 53
Location : Upstate NY
Registration date : 2009-02-16

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PostSubject: Re: This past Christmas   This past Christmas EmptyThu Feb 03, 2011 5:01 pm

Fantastic story! Thanks for sharing.
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mark

Registration date : 2008-07-02

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PostSubject: Re: This past Christmas   This past Christmas EmptyThu Feb 03, 2011 6:55 pm

Amazing lady,,,a true friend,,,she gave the most important thing,,,and a nice bow too,,, cheers

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Cuervo25_1

Cuervo25_1

Age : 45
Location : North New Jersey
Registration date : 2011-01-13

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PostSubject: Re: This past Christmas   This past Christmas EmptyThu Feb 03, 2011 7:17 pm

mark wrote:
Amazing lady,,,a true friend,,,she gave the most important thing,,,and a nice bow too,,, cheers



Yes she is and yes she did. I love this woman, not the way I love my wife mind you just as a great friend. She gets hit on alot in the hunting forum because she is very attractive and single. A few of the jerks treat her as if she has no buisness hunting or fishing. I never done either,I treated her as nothing less than an equal,which lead up to a great friendship!
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Cuervo25_1

Cuervo25_1

Age : 45
Location : North New Jersey
Registration date : 2011-01-13

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PostSubject: Re: This past Christmas   This past Christmas EmptySun Apr 10, 2011 1:35 am

UPDATE:

Robin is now teaching the bow safety course. She has offered to come and work with me to help me get ready for the class. In NJ for every weapon you plan on using you need to take a course. There is bow, shotgun, muzzle loader, rifle and trapping it is a bunch of bull. They do it because the anti hunters are thicker than skeeters in alaska here in jersey, it is a way to say "they are highly educated and qualified" so the antis have nothing to say about that. I can get out of the shotgun and rifle because they was counted as modern firearms in VA which I still have my last license for that. I would have to take it for bow,muzzle loader and trapping though.
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