Ya its good to have heirlooms.
My grandpa smoked a pipe also, and killed the biggest buck of his life while sitting on a stump to light it
seriously. He just picked up his ol 30-30 and popped it right behind the ear, then finnished lighting his pipe and waited for my dad and uncles to go fetch it for him.
The pipe is gone now, and sadly, so is he, but his ol Winchester 30-30 adorns the arch in my folks' house, with his Stetson hanging close by.
Miss him pretty bad this time of year. It gets a bit better with each passing year, but it never gets easy. He wont be forgotten any time soon.
Thanks for sharing. Brings back Good memories.
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