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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Kind of sad evening


I know it's kind of hard to see, but if you look closely, you will see what was staring at me as I left our land the other day. Almost in the middle of the picture is a very beautiful deer. She stood there long enough to let me take her pic, then she took off.

Last night, my husband called after work and asked if it's okay if he stays at "Kenny's" and helps him "dress a deer." I didn't ask questions, I just said I didn't care. Kenny is a modern day Jeremiah Johnson, and I figured I'd hear the story when my husband got home.

Here's the story. A guy he works with left work in a rush because he got a call that his son was in a motorcycle wreck. My husband went to our land after work to check out the flooding situation (another story). On his way there, right by our property, he saw a huge crowd of people. As it turns out, it was the guy from work, his son, the motorcycle, and a suffering deer, plus gawkers (funny word - gawkers - is it a word?) and a police officer. The son on the motorcycle was not wearing a helmet, and hit a deer that came out of our woods. This kid has a reason to be alive, I will say that, because he did not get hurt. All I can think is that he must not have been going very fast. So the police officer asks if anyone would be willing to take the deer and butcher it. No one would. So my husband and Kenny decided to do it. They both deer hunt, they both have butchered them before, and why waste it. The officer then shot the deer and put it out of it's misery. So sad. There was another deer nearby. Kenny said it was probably the twin brother, that they sometimes run together when they are twins. My heart just felt so sad for everyone involved, including the deer. He had small velvety antlers. Both men kept some of the meat and they gave some to a guy who is down on his luck. Please be careful when driving by a woods. There are always animals nearby. And always look out for people on motorcycles. Just be safe.

Cindy

9 comments:

  1. Oh my this hits home in more ways than one. We have a motorcycle. We have a helmet law here in Michigan and I hope it never changes. I always tell hubs if we cross a border where there is not helmet law we are wearing ours anyway. My nephew who lives in Indiana flipped a quad. We did not think he would live because he landed on his head and was in a coma around 24 hours. Do not remember if it was induced or not. I think not. But the quad landed on his back and he is paralyzed from the chest down. He is one year older than my oldest daughter who is thirty and this happened when he was in his middle 20's. My husband is a deer hunter also and dresses his deers his self. I am glad they put it out of its misery because I know many are left along the side of the road to die slowly. Very sad.
    Abundance of deer here in our woods.

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  2. Cindy,
    So glad the young man wasn't hurt. Deer and motorcycles do not mix. Its a miracle not wearing a helmet that he was not hurt, as you said he must have been going slow, thank God. So sad that the deer had to be put down.

    Hope to see you tomorrow night!
    Blessings,
    ~Ronda~

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  3. What a sad story...Glad the young man was unhurt.

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  4. Oh Brenda, so sad for your nephew. I just do not like those quads. It just seems like so many kids get hurt on them. Same with motorcycles. I'm wondering if you shouldn't be required to be a little older for a motorcycle license. Who knows...my husband says at least you can't text on a motorcycle.

    Cindy

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  5. Hi Ronda,

    I'll be there tomorrow night. Kathy lives right around the corner from me and I usually walk if it isn't raining. I need to read Beth's e-mail again and figure out what I need to bring. I'm curious about this new project.

    Cindy

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  6. Hi Robyn,

    It's a miracle he wasn't hurt. My husband picked up the antler and gave it to the boy's Dad today at work. It was a small fuzzy antler. His Dad said his son is going to make something out of it. I like crafty things and I think he should make something to put on his key fob as a reminder of his life being spared.

    Cindy

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  7. Now - can someone tell me how to insert a response AFTER the comment, instead of them all coming down to the bottom of the comment section.

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  8. I respond to someone in the email I get telling me there is a post on my blog. I follow so many blogs that I don't always remember where I commented. I'm not sure if there is a moderation setting where you can control where you put the comments?

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  9. Well, you probably won't see this, but I'll post anyway. I have seen blogs where the blogger always posts a response, right after the comment, that way everyone can see the answer. I've posted responses, but they always end up at the bottom of the comments. I've answered e-mails, but some come in as noreply, and I've also posted on that persons blogspot. I prefer just to answer right after the comment. Although I do agree, I can't always remember where I leave a comment. Such is life for a blogger! Cindy

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