January 19, 2018
I think my favorite picture of my father was one of him sitting up against a tree. I think he was in Pennsylvania. He was wearing his red wool hunting suit and holding his 30-30 across his lap. I think it was the same gun he finally got his bear with. So much shooting and killing. I pause to stroke my fingers. The skin is thin because I stroke them so much. I have that 30-30 upstairs. A Marlin lever action modified to hold only three shots. It cut down on the weight. I pause to stroke my fingers again.