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 Post subject: Contest entryl- An Antelope hunt that saved my life
PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 1:10 pm 
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Let me first say, this is a story of shame and guilt that will haunt me for the rest of my life.

Back in the late 1980's, I got drawn for a trophy antelope hunt. I was totally stoked, cause I drew a tag for probably the best antelope unit in the US, Northern Arizona. At the time, I was working as a clerk at a little convenience store, a country store actually located on the out skirts of Flagstaff on Hwy 89. My boss wasn't too thrilled to be giving me the weekend off, but this was pretty much a once in a life time hunt, so I managed to convince him I was taking the weekend off, one way or another.

So a young lady that lived a few doors down from my wife. who also worked at the little country store had agreed to work the weekend for me. But since it would put her into over time, my boss made me agree to work the rest of the weekend if I killed my antelope on early. Well, lots of preseason scouting paid off, and I did in fact kill my antelope on Friday, thus leaving me available to work my Saturday and Sunday shifts. But being the selfish moron I was back then. I decided to lay low, and let this young lady, who by the way had a husband and children, work the rest of the weekend for me. On Saturday night, my boss had asked her husband to come in and change lights and do some other maintenance around the store while she worked her shift.

Late that night just before closing time, one of the most horrendous events imaginable occurred. A man walked in the door, pulled out a .357 mag, ordered her husband to kneel on the floor, then shot him execution style in the back of the head. He then took the money from the register, kidnapped the woman, drove her to Williams Arizona where he brutally raped her, and then let her go.

As anyone could imagine, she was in a state of complete shock and when police found her, she was staggering along the side of I-40. after all, she had just witnessed her husband being executed with two shots to the back of his head. But 'when police had found her, to her surprise and everyone one's amazement, they immediately informed her that her husband was fine. Other than a few sutures where the bullet mushroomed on the back of his skull, he was alive and well, and had already been released from the hospital that evening.

Her husband was a lumber jack sized man, he was almost 7 feet tall, very large framed man, a healthy man. But even considering his size, I've always contended that his amazing survival was a straight up miracle of God. The perpetrator was caught the next day and charged with this crime, and as well, several murders he had committed over the previous 3 days, which were also execution style, and also convenience store clerks. Reports from investigators, stated that there was no explanation as to why those .357 magnum JHP's didn't penetrate his skull. Hospital staff recovered the bullets, they were mushroomed and embedded in his scalp.

In my shameful defense, I am only a 115 lb. man, therefore I am almost certain that if I had not played hooky from work that night, I would probably be dead.

GS

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 Post subject: Re: Contest entryl- An Antelope hunt that saved my life
PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 2:30 pm 
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Wow! :wow:
Definitely sounds as if the Hand of God intervened that night :great:

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 Post subject: Re: Contest entryl- An Antelope hunt that saved my life
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Glad to see some people still give credit where credit is due, that had to be an act of God.


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 Post subject: Re: Contest entryl- An Antelope hunt that saved my life
PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 10:57 pm 
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GS, I for one am very glad we still have you with us!, and am just as glad for the hand of our Lord shielding her husband from harm.

But you my friend, must still have work to do here, as did her husband. Otherwise, things simply would have been different.
So don't feel shame, give joy and thanks!

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Sorry to see you go Dean. Never enough time and it makes
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 Post subject: Re: Contest entryl- An Antelope hunt that saved my life
PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 11:24 pm 
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I really appreciate the words of inspiration, and the giving credit, where credit is due, that of course, being the Lord Jesus Christ. But I guess what still eats at me, is the fact that I cheated, I actually lied to my boss when I skipped out on work that night. And although my actions may very well have saved my life that night, it also resulted in two other innocent people being victimized.

Since that incident, I have not ever called off of work on false pretenses.

Thank you all!
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 Post subject: Re: Contest entryl- An Antelope hunt that saved my life
PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 11:54 pm 
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We are commanded to take care of our families. Through the un-revealed intent of the Lord,
you did that... un-knowingly perhaps, but not-the-less.
He works in mysterious ways... always, and beyond our comprehension.

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"Is my HP my favorite gun? No... Is it the BEST value? Very likely. Will it work when you need it to go bang? I'd bet my life on it."
Attributed to Ex and he'll take credit for anything he can get!

"All it takes for evil to flourish is for good men to stand by and do nothing."
Attributed to Edmund Burke, though it's source cannot be proven.

"Those who stand for nothing, fall for anything"
Alexander Hamilton

Sorry to see you go Dean. Never enough time and it makes
us all realize just what being mortal is. You have been a true friend to me
and I will miss you every day.



"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government
from wasting the labors of the people under the pretence of taking care of
them."

Thomas Jefferson

Not having Windows on your computer is like
not having bricks tied to your dogs collar.

http://linuxmint.com

The shin bone is a device for finding furniture in a dark room.

If the mentally deficient are not allowed to own guns then why should they be allowed to make gun laws?


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