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Remembering Mom This Mother’s Day

This Sunday is “Mother’s Day” don’t forget about mom! Make sure you let her know how much you love and appreciate her. “You can tell a lot about a man by how he takes care of those he loves, his responsibilities and how he treats his mother.” I wish I could take credit for those words of wisdom, but it was my Mom who said them to me. 

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Critter

She seemed to always know what to say, how to say it and was a consent never ending source of strength and knowledge. I’ll never forget all the lessons learned, that genuine smile, the absolute devotion and pride she had for the family or even the occasional Drill Sergent instruction I received by Mom. While she was certainly a gentle and loving soul, she could also chew the ass off a bear without using a fork!

I lost my mom a few years ago on March 10th 2008 Some days it seems like she’s been gone forever, other days it’s like it just happened. It’s a strange and uncomfortable feeling.

The first woman in my life and the wisest by far. I catch myself almost every day sharing those wonderful sayings and words of wisdom to my kids and others that she was famous for. “If a job is worth doing, it’s worth doing well” I must have heard that hundred times growing up. “Just do the next right thing” another one of mom’s golden nuggets of truth.

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Critter with his Mom

My mom was one of a kind, the epitome of ‘Tough Broad’ and considered it a compliment. I could tell you hours of stories about her breaking horses, chewing tobacco, kicking my ass, her accomplishments as a military wife, her love of firearms, freedom, this country and her reputation as one of the most respected and feared business women around.

My love of guns came directly from my mother who was one hell of a marksmen and firearm enthusiast. Another one of her famous sayings “Walk softly and carry a big gun…Screw the stick!” That was mom.

She wasn’t just my Mom she was my closest friend. I laugh at those who think it’s weak or unmanly to love their mother and have a close relationship with her well beyond the childhood years. I can honestly say I was never, not even once embarrassed by Mom. There wasn’t a time that I was too manly to let her know what she meant to me. No matter where we were, or who we were with I loved her and wasn’t ashamed to show it. I hope you have that kind of relationship and a Mother like mine, the best!

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