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Old 01-31-2009, 04:05 PM
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A little history here, if ya'll don't mind...
12 years ago, after my Dad passed away, I felt a need to put something down in memorial of him and this is what I came up with.


He Took Me
(for my Dad)


When I was young, He took me.
He took me to the woods
And taught me things he'd learned.
He took me to the fields
And taught me things he'd been shown.
He took me to the river and lakes
He taught me things He thought I needed.

He took me...

As the years passed, I took him.
But He always took me back
To the times He took me.
He took me back to our times gone by.
Sometimes, He took me back
To the times of He who took Him.
We'd talk for hours sometimes of these
And laugh and reminisce
Just because someone took Him.

He took me...

The good Lord came one day
And took Him who had taken me.
But I'd learned a valuable lesson...
TAKE SOMEONE !!
Teach someone what you know,
No matter how trivial it may seem.
Take them to the woods and fields.
Spend some time in days gone by.
Take them to the lakes and streams.
Laugh.
Just sit and watch the sun come up
Or watch the clouds.
But, when the good Lord calls,
Leave someone who can look about
While out in the woods, fields or waters
That can say....


"HE took me."




Thanks, Dad
I miss ya....

copyright(1997)



I hope this strikes a nerve with some and prompts you to take to someone hunting or fishing. We have to keep this heritage alive!
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Old 01-31-2009, 09:30 PM
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Awesome, VA!
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Old 02-03-2009, 08:04 AM
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Thanks, Paul.
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Old 02-03-2009, 09:19 AM
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Very good!!!

I just hope my Dad is around to go out with my kids a couple times...
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Well done Robert. Nicely put.
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That is really awesome


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Old 02-04-2009, 12:01 AM
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Wow...that was great.

I did not hunt when my dad was alive. Something I wish we could have done together
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Excellent write Robert. A fitting and worthy tribute to an obviously great man.
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Old 02-04-2009, 07:41 AM
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Ya know? For a man who stood 5'2''(in his boots) and probably didn't weight over 140lbs, to me, he was a giant compared to some.
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Old 02-04-2009, 05:35 PM
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that is something i can relate to with my dad. that was really cool
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