[Northkeep] FW: Teach Archery to our Younger Generation!

ld.blackmoon ld.blackmoon at cox.net
Fri May 15 13:04:59 PDT 2009


thank you !!! i haven't laughed that hard in quite a while !!!

but on a serious note , thats why children should be taught early that 
things like fire , fire arms , archery equipment , throwing weapons , knives 
, axes , chain saws , etc are all dangerous, and can hurt them as well as 
others .

so missile practice for kids is actually a safety course ; )
Be Safe , Be Happy, Have Fun
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Niewoehner, Hugh" <Hugh.Niewoehner at flightsafety.com>
To: <northkeep at ansteorra.org>
Sent: Friday, May 15, 2009 1:39 PM
Subject: [Northkeep] FW: Teach Archery to our Younger Generation!

> OK...so I was harassed about this one yesterday so I'm supposed to share
> with all of you.
> Damon
> -----Original Message-----
>>> This is why the boys will be archery hunting. It gets your blood
>>> pumping. read below..... it is worth your time.
>>> Around age 10 my dad got me one of those little badass
>>> compound bow beginner kits.  Of course, the first month I went
> around
>>> our
>>> place sticking arrows in anything that could get stuck by an  arrow.
> Did
>>> you know that a 1955 40 horse Farmall tractor will take 6 rounds
> before
>>> it goes  down?  Tough sumbich.
>>> That got boring, so being the 10 yr. old Dukes of  Hazzard
>>> fan that I was, I quickly advanced to taking strips of cut up Tshirt
>>> doused in chainsaw gas tied around the end and was sending flaming
> arrows
>>> all over the  place.  Keep in mind this was 99.999% humidity
> swampland
>>> so
>>> there  really wasn't any fire danger.  I'll put it this way -  a set
> of
>>> post hole  diggers and a 3ft. hole and you had yourself a well.
>>> Anyway, one summer afternoon, I was shooting flaming
>>> arrows
>>> into a large rotten oak stump in our backyard.  I look over under the
>>> carport and see a shiny brand new can of starting fluid (ether).
> The
>>> light bulb went off.  I grabbed the can and set it on the stump.  I
>>> thought it would probably just spray out in a disappointing manner ..
> .
>>> lets  face it .  . to a 10 yr. old mouth-breather like myself ether
>>> really
>>> doesn't  "sound"  flammable.  So, I went back into the house and got
> a 1
>>> pound can of  pyrodex  (black powder for muzzle loader rifles) to add
> to
>>> the excitement.
>>> At this point, I set the can of ether on the stump  and
>>> opened  up the can of black powder.  My intentions were to sprinkle a
>>> little bit  around the ether can but it all sorta dumped out on me.
> No
>>> biggie...1 lb  pyrodex and 16oz ether should make a loud pop, kinda
> like a
>>> firecracker you  know?  You know what?  Screw that.  I'm going back
> in
>>> the
>>> house for the  other can.  Yes, I got a second can of pyrodex and
> dumped
>>> it too.   Now we're  cookin'.
>>> I stepped back about 15ft and lit the 2stroke arrow.   I
>>> drew  the nock to my cheek and took aim.  As I released I heard a
> clunk
>>> as the arrow launched from my bow.  In a slow motion time frame, I
>>> turned
>>> to see my dad getting out of the truck... OH SH!T!  He just got home
>>> from  work.  So  help me God it took 10 minutes for that arrow to go
> from
>>> my bow to the can.  My dad was walking towards me in slow motion with
> a
>>> WTF look in his  eyes.  I turned back towards my target just in time
> to
>>> see the arrow pierce the
>>> starting fluid can right at the bottom.  Right through the main  pile
> of
>>> pyrodex and into the can.  Oh.  Shit.
>>> When the shock wave hit it knocked me off my feet.  I
>>> don't
>>> know if it was the actual compression wave that threw me back or
> just
>>> reflex  jerk back from 235 fire trucking decibels of sound.  I caught
> a
>>> half a millisecond  glimpse of the violence during the initial
> explosion
>>> and I will  tell you  there was dust, grass, and bugs all hovering
> 1ft
>>> above the ground as far as I could see.  It was like a little, low to
> the
>>> ground, layer of dust fog full of grasshoppers, spiders, and a
> crawfish
>>> or two.  The daylight turned
>>> purple.  Let me repeat this...THE  DAYLIGHT TURNED PURPLE!  There
> was a
>>> big  sweetgum tree out by the gate going into the pasture.  Notice I
>>> said "was".  That mother got up and ran off.
>>> So here I am, on the ground blown completely out of my
>>> shoes  with my Thundercats T-shirt shredded, my dad is on the other
> side
>>> of the  carport having what I can only assume is a Vietnam flashback
> -
>>> CEASE FIRE!!!!!
>>> His hat has blown off and is 30 ft. behind him in the driveway.   All
>>> windows on the north side of the house are blown out and there is a
> slow
>>> rolling mushroom cloud about 2000ft over our backyard.  There is a
> Honda
>>> 185s 3 wheeler parked on the other side of the yard and the fenders
> are
>>> drooped down and are now touching the tires.
>>> I wish I knew what I said to my dad at this moment.   I
>>> don't  know- I know I said something.  I couldn't hear.  I couldn't
> hear
>>> inside my  own head.  I don't think he heard me either... not that it
>>> would  really matter.  I don't remember much from this point on.  I
> said
>>> something, felt a sharp pain, and then woke up later.  I felt a sharp
>>> pain, blacked  out, woke  later.... repeat this process for an hour
> or so
>>> and you get the  idea.  I remember at one point my mom had to give me
>>> so dad could beat  me some more.  Bring him back to life so dad can
> kill
>>> him again. Thanks mom.
>>> One thing is for sure... I never had to mow around  that
>>> stump  again.  Mom had been bitching about that thing for years and
> dad
>>> never did  anything about it.  I stepped up to the plate and handled
>>> business.
>>> Dad sold his muzzleloaders a week or so later.  And I
>>> still
>>> have some sort of bone growth abnormality either from the blast or
> the
>>> beating.  Or both.
>>> I guess what I'm trying to say is, get your kids into
>>> archery..  Its good discipline and will teach them skills they can
> use
>>> later on in life.  Something they won't learn in school.
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