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. 

 

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Belinda Spillman
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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
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Jeff,

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

Jul 27, 2017 05:15 PM #4
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It was pretty funny as I recall, Belinda Spillman  Wish I could remember more of what happened!

Jeff

Jul 27, 2017 10:36 PM #6
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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
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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
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Sharon Tara
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Very clever write up and very funny drawing. Your poor dad! 

Jul 28, 2017 05:47 AM #9
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Very cute story and I really like the picture of humans and nature laughing together.

Jul 28, 2017 05:53 AM #10
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 

Jeff

Jul 28, 2017 10:46 AM #15
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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
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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
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Yicks...I am with you....we took a vow of no antlers etc. in this house !

Jul 28, 2017 05:21 PM #18
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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
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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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