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AspirinBuster 08-Jul-18
Murray Seratt 08-Jul-18
2 bears 08-Jul-18
AspirinBuster 08-Jul-18
Hip 09-Jul-18
BACKYARD 09-Jul-18
TGbow 09-Jul-18
Irish Archer 09-Jul-18
George Tsoukalas 09-Jul-18
Clydebow 09-Jul-18
AspirinBuster 09-Jul-18
tonto59 09-Jul-18
AspirinBuster 09-Jul-18
nrthernrebel05 09-Jul-18
David Mitchell 09-Jul-18
StikBow 09-Jul-18
AspirinBuster 09-Jul-18
Stix 09-Jul-18
AspirinBuster 09-Jul-18
lost run 10-Jul-18
Deno 10-Jul-18
Ron LaClair 10-Jul-18
AspirinBuster 10-Jul-18
Salagi 10-Jul-18
AspirinBuster 11-Jul-18
johnnyrazorhead 11-Jul-18
AspirinBuster 11-Jul-18
Babysaph 11-Jul-18
From: AspirinBuster
Date: 08-Jul-18

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Recently my wife, kids and I and flew back to West Virginia to visit family for a week. Although Texas is home now, West Virginia was a wonderful place to grow up. My parents own and operate a retail archery shop there and have since I was a young child.

Pop put a bow in my hand at age 4. I still have my first bow and during this trip enjoyed watching our sons both try it. I also posed in a photo with my parents with their first bows. Mom ordered pop his first bow when they were dating, she was 13 and he was 15.

Mom got her first Bear recurve in the late 1960’s/early 1970’s. I got my bow in 1971.

I’ve traveled the country bow in hand for 33 years this year, performing exhibitions and promoting the sport of archery. The sport of archery has been very good to me and it was good to get back to where it all began.

This is the first photo ever taken with all three of us with our first bows. Mom and dad have bowhunted together most of their 56 year marriage. I also watched both my sons in the indoor range shooting my fist bow... my oldest son said it didn’t shoot very well. (He missed a balloon twice). He’s used to a mush nicer youth bow and so I took the bow and hit the balloon first try. He laughed and I said, “Yep, shoots as good as it did back then..”. It may have been a lucky shot but I certainly wouldn’t tell him that. Ha. It was great fun. I wanted to share the photo with you. All the bows are on display at the shop.

Shoot Straight, Frank Addington The Aspirinbuster

From: Murray Seratt Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 08-Jul-18




Very nice, Frank.

Murray

From: 2 bears
Date: 08-Jul-18




Nice picture. You let Pop wear his Mathews shirt? Where is the bow? :^) >>>----> Ken

From: AspirinBuster
Date: 08-Jul-18




At his age, nobody lets Pop wear anything. He’s a pretty tough old bird and wears what he wants ! Ha

Frank

From: Hip
Date: 09-Jul-18




Great picture Frank, You are blessed, family is everything.

From: BACKYARD
Date: 09-Jul-18




Nice.

From: TGbow
Date: 09-Jul-18




Nice photo. Must be some great memories for you and your parents.

From: Irish Archer
Date: 09-Jul-18




Good stuff.

From: George Tsoukalas
Date: 09-Jul-18




You gave wonderful parents, Frank. Thanks for sharing. Jawge

From: Clydebow
Date: 09-Jul-18




Nice, great pic!

From: AspirinBuster
Date: 09-Jul-18




Thanks !

From: tonto59
Date: 09-Jul-18




Very nice picture Frank. Sounds like you all had a great time. Glad you made that shot with your old bow. Is that an old Ben Pearson Deer Slayer your Dad is holding? Nice bow.

From: AspirinBuster
Date: 09-Jul-18




Tonto I will have to look. I know my mom ordered it mail order from a catalog when she was 13. It was in my uncle’s barn for years and he brought it to my dad for his 50th birthday.

I’ll ask him or check it out.

Frank

From: nrthernrebel05
Date: 09-Jul-18




Nice photo Frank. It's awesome they still have those first bows. I'm sure they are very proud of you and your accomplishments.

From: David Mitchell
Date: 09-Jul-18




What Frank did not mention is that his mom is a bear's worst nightmare. LOL Great picture and great folks there Frank. I know you have been blessed in so many ways by them. How many bears to her credit with her bow now Frank? I know it's way up there.

From: StikBow
Date: 09-Jul-18




Great advertisement for Matthews

From: AspirinBuster
Date: 09-Jul-18




David Mom has now taken 20 bears, her last one was age 72 from a ground blind and a 38# bow. She plans to be back there at age 74! She didn’t hunt this Spring.

You have been a longtime friend and customer, thank you.

This is the first time I’ve had a photo made with all of us and our first bows. Very cool day. Next time I need to get our two sons in the photo with their two bows too.

Frank

From: Stix
Date: 09-Jul-18




Frank and everyone, what's even better is to look at their archery shop facebook site. Really enjoyed those pics, especiall with Fred and "Theo"!

From: AspirinBuster
Date: 09-Jul-18




Thanks

From: lost run
Date: 10-Jul-18




Frank, good people, good time. I need to drive down to the shop and get some new bear stories. Wish all well, Clint.

From: Deno
Date: 10-Jul-18




Great story and photo. They raised you well!!!

Deno

From: Ron LaClair
Date: 10-Jul-18




Great picture Frank, thanks for posting

From: AspirinBuster
Date: 10-Jul-18




Thanks !

Yeah, I lucked out in the parental department for certain. Had good run le modes too.

Hopefully I can pass on some of their wisdom, Stacy Groscup’s wisdom and Fred Bears wisdom at my shows.

Frank

From: Salagi
Date: 10-Jul-18




That is a great picture. I'm glad you were able to get it, good looking bunch in it. Getting 3 generations with their first bows would be priceless too, don't wait too long to get that picture.

From where I am sitting, I can see my Dad's first bow and my first bow. Both are handmade cedar. I remember when they gave me mine, my folks paid an old man a dollar to whittle it out for me. Whittle is the right word, as he broke all the rules for bow making. ;) Still the bow shot great back then 50+ years ago. Still has a piece of trotline staging on it that was the last thing I used for a string. Dad is 91 now, so his bow is well over 80 years old.

From: AspirinBuster
Date: 11-Jul-18




Great post!

From: johnnyrazorhead
Date: 11-Jul-18




Great family history and memories.

From: AspirinBuster
Date: 11-Jul-18




Thanks !

From: Babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 11-Jul-18




A truly historic day.





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