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...And the hunter home from the hill. #7992504 09/29/20 08:43 PM
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'Just learned that an elderly man that I considered a friend, counseled our family numerous times and counseled me during my divorce, died this past summer - stabbed to death by his son with mental illness. The wife/mother was attacked also, but survived.

He took me duck hunting, dove hunting, and fishing at a very old, very private club just south of town. A true gentleman sportsman and a wise and caring friend to me and my family. May God rest his soul and grant His peace to his family.


Requiem

Under the wide and starry sky,
Dig the grave and let me lie.
Glad did I live and gladly die,
And I laid me down with a will.

This be the verse you grave for me:
Here he lies where he longed to be;
Home is the sailor, home from sea,
And the hunter home from the hill.

-Robert Louis Stevenson

Last edited by Creekrunner; 09/29/20 09:28 PM. Reason: Inserted the poem.

...and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. Gen. 1:28
Re: ...And the hunter home from the hill. [Re: Creekrunner] #7992578 09/29/20 09:34 PM
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Sad deal. RIP to the fine gentleman.


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Re: ...And the hunter home from the hill. [Re: Creekrunner] #7992623 09/29/20 10:09 PM
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A sad ending.

Re: ...And the hunter home from the hill. [Re: Creekrunner] #7992630 09/29/20 10:12 PM
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Re: ...And the hunter home from the hill. [Re: Creekrunner] #7992653 09/29/20 10:35 PM
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Sorry that you lost a dear old friend! Great tribute to him may he R.I.P. angel


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Re: ...And the hunter home from the hill. [Re: Creekrunner] #7992713 09/29/20 11:13 PM
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Sorry for your loss. When I hear about men like him I think of the George Jones song "Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes".


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Re: ...And the hunter home from the hill. [Re: Creekrunner] #7992724 09/29/20 11:22 PM
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Sorry for your loss. I experienced losing a mentor recently as well. It leaves a deep void. Thoughts and prayers with you.

Re: ...And the hunter home from the hill. [Re: Creekrunner] #7992830 09/30/20 12:57 AM
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Im sorry for your loss.

Re: ...And the hunter home from the hill. [Re: Creekrunner] #7992864 09/30/20 01:23 AM
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A true tragedy. Sad and sorry to hear this.

Re: ...And the hunter home from the hill. [Re: Creekrunner] #7992906 09/30/20 01:54 AM
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That’s tough. Things like that are hard to understand.

Re: ...And the hunter home from the hill. [Re: Creekrunner] #7993143 09/30/20 09:43 AM
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Very sorry for your loss .


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Re: ...And the hunter home from the hill. [Re: Creekrunner] #7993212 09/30/20 11:50 AM
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Condolences. It is strange how bad things happen to good people.


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Re: ...And the hunter home from the hill. [Re: Stub] #7993229 09/30/20 12:08 PM
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Sorry that you lost a dear old friend! Great tribute to him may he R.I.P. angel

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Re: ...And the hunter home from the hill. [Re: Creekrunner] #7993505 09/30/20 03:48 PM
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May he RIP! Sorry for your loss!

Re: ...And the hunter home from the hill. [Re: Creekrunner] #7993508 09/30/20 03:50 PM
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Re: ...And the hunter home from the hill. [Re: Creekrunner] #7993515 09/30/20 03:53 PM
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Sorry for your loss. I'm sure you'll no doubt honor him by passing on all that he taught you to those who will value it as much as you do.

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"Some people will never like you because your spirit irritates their demons."
Re: ...And the hunter home from the hill. [Re: Creekrunner] #7993550 09/30/20 04:31 PM
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That sad. I'm sorry to hear that, losing a friend, family or someone you look up to is painful.

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Re: ...And the hunter home from the hill. [Re: Creekrunner] #7994326 10/01/20 11:57 AM
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my condolences losing a dear friend........ angel


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Re: ...And the hunter home from the hill. [Re: Creekrunner] #7994344 10/01/20 12:10 PM
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I am sorry to hear of your loss


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Re: ...And the hunter home from the hill. [Re: Creekrunner] #7994922 10/01/20 08:28 PM
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my sympathy to you and his family ...


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Re: ...And the hunter home from the hill. [Re: Creekrunner] #7994998 10/01/20 09:45 PM
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RIP, love the poem. Know what it is like to lose a mentor.


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Re: ...And the hunter home from the hill. [Re: Creekrunner] #7997988 10/04/20 07:20 PM
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The lose of a hunting Friend is of greater consequence then most other losses. Spending hours afield and or in a blind is and emotional and bonding experience. Oh how I miss our conversations and problem solving discussions which most other mortals could never resolve.

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