Throwback Thursday: Dowler's Crossing 1989

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Dowler's Crossing 1989


Dowler's Crossing 1989 


My Dad, a few years before he died, became sorta famous, or perhaps it's infamous. I had forgotten about the event until I recently came across this in a file of photos from my Mom with various memorabilia about my Dad. The write-up accompanying it is kinda funny - see below.


He really enjoyed deer hunting - never was my thing - and went every year to the Poconos in PA. He was, as I recall many years later, rather sheepish about this. Guess I would have felt pretty embarrassed as well, especially with all the fuss they made creating the graphic and the write-up. 


Dowler's Crossing write-up


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Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

Oh geeze.  That is a crazy story.  Glad that rifle didn't go off and shoot his friend.

Jul 27, 2017 03:28 PM #1
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


yes, it is a crazy story, and glad all came out well.  I do like that  drawing.!  A

Jul 27, 2017 03:47 PM #2
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

What a delightful rememberance of years gone by. My Dad would go to a hunting camp every year with the guys but never came back with any deer, Mom always said he went to just drink with his buddies.

Jul 27, 2017 04:35 PM #3
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Jeff- I'll have to show this one to Larry- former deer hunter!!!  What a cute drawing. 

Jul 27, 2017 05:15 PM #4
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

It was pretty funny as I recall, Belinda Spillman  Wish I could remember more of what happened!


Jul 27, 2017 10:36 PM #6
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morniing Jeff.

Laugh at yourself, everyone else did.  Why not, it gave me a smile to read about it.

Jul 28, 2017 03:10 AM #7
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi Jeff... I'm sure this all brought back some lovely memories for you even if your memory of the incident had faded over the years. Very cute story!

Jul 28, 2017 04:22 AM #8
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Very clever write up and very funny drawing. Your poor dad! 

Jul 28, 2017 05:47 AM #9
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Very cute story and I really like the picture of humans and nature laughing together.

Jul 28, 2017 05:53 AM #10
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Jeff Dowler I could easily envision that notorious incident and it should go down in the annals as important as Washington crossing the Potomac.

Jul 28, 2017 06:00 AM #11
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Jeff -- my Dad is also a hunter -- never my thing either --- I'm sure he will enjoy this story if I remember to tell him the next time I see him.  Thank you for sharing this special memory.

PS -- famous or infamous -- you're right.  

Jul 28, 2017 08:09 AM #12
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good Morning Jeff - that is a very memorable piece of family history for you.  Thanks for sharing it.

Jul 28, 2017 09:34 AM #13
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
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So is there really a place in Pennsylvania they named after your dad? I mean it would make sense if they did.

Jul 28, 2017 10:32 AM #14
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Ron and Alexandra Seigel  - I thought the drawing was very clever. Onwder if someone also erected an actual sign?

I think that was a big part of it Sharon Lee 

Let me know what Larry says, Kathy Streib 


Jul 28, 2017 10:46 AM #15
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Jeff - Funny story. and a cool drawing. Deer hunting is huge in PA - they regularly have over 1 million hunters out for the first day of deer season - a good day to stay inside and away from windows.

Jul 28, 2017 01:54 PM #16
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Jeff that was a great find.  Your dad had his priorities straight.  After all what is so bad about wet, cold, close in the middle of Winter ...... LOL

Jul 28, 2017 03:30 PM #17
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Yicks...I am with you....we took a vow of no antlers etc. in this house !

Jul 28, 2017 05:21 PM #18
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Oh, you should SO have that framed - with the article as well, Jeff! Love the story - did you ever find out what really happened?!!  LOL 

Jul 28, 2017 11:06 PM #19
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Ouch!  Bad enough for him to trip, but that his buddies got it into the paper.  

Jul 29, 2017 04:48 AM #20
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