Posted by Tom Mason on April 09, 2002 at 14:26:23:
In Reply to: Re: Oh where oh where has Rick Denney gone? posted by Rick Denney on April 09, 2002 at 14:04:58:
Your new living area reminds me of my youth. I grew up on a 640 acre farm in the foothills of the Ozarks in Arkansas. I could shoot my 7mm magnum in any direction and not be shooting off of my property, and could practice as much as I pleased without offending the neighbors. My parents still live there, and I go there at every opportunity. I hope to eventually retire there, and I hope that my wife will join me.
I have two ponds on the property of about 50 acres surface area apiece. My high school band director still fishes the ponds during the summer. As I was in high school, he would bring another area director with him fishing. As I would break out a Blazavich, they would comment on how melodic the bullfrogs were at the lake.
I envy the move to nature you are making, and good luck.
BTW, I hope the friend has as quick and as painless as possible duration. I've been there with those who suffer as you describe.