["Gordie Boy is ready for bear"]
To this day I thank my dad for giving me a trusty rifle when I was three years old along with - surely I was told - a few safety tips: Don't point it at your sisters. Don't look down the barrel. Don't fill the barrel with sand... or anything else. Lions and bears are everywhere. Shoot them on sight. Don't take time to ask questions. Aim for the kidneys.
I protected my family for an entire week one summer while vacationing at Turkey Point. Lions and bears and tigers and elephants and snakes roamed the yard, hid behind lawn chairs and tables and sheds and bushes.
["I winged 'em all and can sit for a few seconds"]
[Back row: Unknown, sisters Lannie and Dale Harrison
Front row: Gordie Boy, cousin Bernice Malcolm]
I am vigilent to this day. And my aim is still pretty darn good.
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