Been thinking of Stan the Man a lot...I'll never forget him for sure...
In 2014 I visited the mid-west, we both drove 2.5 hours to meet each other at an in between point from where I was staying.
I couldn't believe he would do that, especially as Stan was a very frugal individual. Gas costs a lot of money ya know, he joked!
Stan was a great listener, common-sensed man and had the uncanny ability to rationalize peoples feelings and their rights.
We often talked about his wife, daughter and more so his granddaughter, which was the apple of the grandparents eyes...
Whether it was a road trip to visit his daughter and babysit, or she was to come for the weekend, it was their pure highlight!
He would tell me of their adventures and communications, only the way a grandfather would. Some pretty funny stories as you can imagine from a young child.
He also spoke of other personal matters that I took to heart and will cherish from our long distance relationship.On my trip to the mid-west Stanley was kind enough too think of me, or maybe it was to tease me, still trying to figure this one out
This tine came off a buck that his brother in-law had hit with his car, His brother in-law did not hunt so he gave Stanley the head.
I usually carry this with me while hunting to help my quest for a big buck; it will definitely be with me this year!
I think Stanley believed there was some karma that goes with this tine as his brother in-laws name was Eddie... I know I do! God Bless You Mrs. Schmidt & Family - you're in my thoughts and prayers