Jump to content
SASS Wire Forum
Sign in to follow this  
Forty  Rod SASS 3935

Rites of passage

Recommended Posts

I went to Las Vegas on Sunday to attend my grandson's graduation from high school yesterday.

 

After getting in some time with the family he said "Grandpa, would you come with me for a bit?  I need your advice."

 

Well, hell yes.

 

We went to a gun shop in North Vegas and he asked me to help him buy his first gun. After trying out several and rejecting them as "Overburdened with macho crap", (his words, not mine) we narrowed it down to three 12 gauge pump guns and he settled on a Maverick made overseas and assembled here by Mossberg.  A right good starter gun and he saved enough money to buy a couple of boxes of shells, a cleaning kit, and a pretty nice cover for it...and had enough left to take his girlfriend and his best buddy of fourteen years out for a pizza.

 

His final comment as they walked out the door was "I'll learn all I can with this one and maybe someday I'll find something really great to replace it with, but I'll always keep this one for sentimental reasons."

 

Next stop is college.  My wife would have been very proud of him  I know I am.

  • Like 19
  • Thanks 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sounds like smart fellow who has his head screwed on right. Takes after his Grandpa I bet.

Congratulations.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That’s great, Forty. Sounds like he’s a savvy young man. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Out-Standing!  A moment for much g4atitude and just a wee bit of pride. You helped create that young man, Forty. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My oldest grandson graduates this Friday!  I’m hoping he’s as squared away as yours!!

 

 I got hope! He hired on to do chores and help around the shop to make money for prom.  Rolled up more than $300.00 working with me and his dad.  It wasn’t any pansy work either.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

FR-

 

You just got a compliment that the rest of us yearn for.

 

Well done Grandpa!  ;)

  • Like 3
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for sharing. It put a smile on my face this morning. I know I don't need to tell you those times can't be beaten.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

4T,

 

You deserve to be proud. I'm sure your wisdom has become his, if not directly, through his parents.

 

Bravo!

 

AM

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

May God continue to bless Both you and Him ...

 

Jabez Cowboy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
19 hours ago, Blackwater 53393 said:

My oldest grandson graduates this Friday!

My youngest grandson graduates next month!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.