"My favorite hunt was with Ralph, my son down at Hoppy’s (Osceola Outfitters) for my 1st real hog hunt with Vicki filming and RJ just waiting by. It was totally different than sitting and waiting for the deer to come in. I had never stalked before and the excitement in seeing the hogs and moving in on them was truly a high and I’m sure my blood pressure was just as high—but what I experienced was priceless!"
Well as many of you know, I have been with Ralph and then with Vicki for over 25 years. I did go to school and learned to build my own bow and guess what, it taught me great lessons that I still use today. My many, very good times, was teaching thousands of kids archery and watching their eyes light up and watching them jump up and down when they hit the target. Those years and faces will remain in my memory forever. The hugs and “thank you’s” will never be forgotten. All the customers at the shop, the men and ladies that I helped get their new equipment and teach to shoot, along with the children, who now are all grown up.
I hear from some of them every so often. I miss all of the sports celebrities and those memories, but what has replaced it is a very busy Ralph, Vicki, and now RJ. When they are traveling, RJ stays with me and we continue with what he needs to learn and grow with. I go to school, scouts, baseball, and our annual hog hunt with him along with any other things that he gets into when Mom and Dad are away. I am still in the studio and continue with the work that I have done for so many years. There are new friends and many new special moments that feed me, for I try to live life to the fullest and I am happy and try to make others feel the same way. We have a wonderful POSSE and a great crew here at the studio and I hope we can all continue to make our audience and followers learn to stick together, pass it on, and always have fun especially with your family and children. Ralph & Vicki are passing it on to RJ and he has already started to pass it on to some of his friends. Every time I go out in the woods on a hunt, I have a new wonderful experience and I pray that I will have many more in the years ahead of me and the people to share them with. God Bless All of You.