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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:19 pm 
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Well, I have a story to tell...

It was Nov of 1975 I was dating my wife, was my galfriend then. She lived about 35 miles from me in the middle of nowhere, farm country. I worked the graveyard shift at a plant, from 12:01AM until 8AM I would go to her house in the evening and stay until about 10:30 then head to work.

It was freezing cold, that night, I had a 68 Ford Fairlane. I was traveling running 55mph when I saw a big deer in the ditch, my first thought was what a buck! My next thought was, OH NO, HE IS GOING TO JUMP IN FRONT OF ME! I hit the brakes and then I hit him square in the grill. I stopped, my car was tore up! The deer was on the side of the road dead. I was so aggravated I never walked over to look at him. I would have called my dad on the cell phone but... well I walked to a house where I called him and he came and got me.

The next day we went to get the car and somebody got my deer. Years went by, I would often go up to my granddaddy's house and there was a set of horns on the wall, I always thought man those horns look like that deer I hit that night as I got a real close look at him! One day in about 1995 my uncle was up there as I was. I asked if he knew where that buck came from? Who killed it? He said he brought the horns there. He said one morning he was headed to work and saw a tore up blue ford and a dead deer! He took the deer and cut the horns off. I said man THATS MY DEER! We all laughed. Well, my granddaddy and grandmama and all my uncles died. The woman that lives in the house I know her and her daughter. Her daughter works at a station.

I asked her if those horns were still in the house? She said yes. I told her the story and told her I wanted them. She said she would have to ask her mom. I said the heck with that I will give you 50 buck for them! she grinned and said ok. Well, when I got them, what a mess! they had been varnished, then years later somebody painted the wall, the horns, hair that was on the skull and everything else! YOU MIGHT BE A REDNECK!

I had to soak them in soapy water for 2 days to loosen up the old hide on the skull then cut and pull it off with pliers. I then stripped all the old paint and varnish off and to my surprise underneath was preserved the original color! I am going to put them on a rustic board and hang them up.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:24 pm 
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ImageImage a before and after photo,,,,,,,,,,,


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:35 pm 
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What a great story! :)

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:07 pm 
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That is a great story, thanks for sharing!

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:03 pm 
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Better late than never! :D

Congrats on finding them after all these years,, and it is a great story!

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:48 am 
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Bet the truck doesn't look that good!

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:15 am 
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That's cool!!

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:20 am 
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All is well that ends well! Good score!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:27 am 
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Nice. Great story thanks for sharing.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:28 pm 
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Very cool! Get them on the wall!


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:01 pm 
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That is a great story. Isn't it interesting when events unfold like that over a long period of time!


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:31 pm 
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Cool story. Thanks for telling the tale. Something tells me you have a book to write if you have a few more stories like that one.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:31 pm 
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Cool story. Thanks for telling the tale. Something tells me you have a book to write if you have a few more stories like that one.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:47 am 
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That is a great story! Thanks for sharing.

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