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Just be Thankfull

Messages posted to thread:
JusPassin 17-Nov-23
Wayne Hess 17-Nov-23
Scoop 17-Nov-23
FlynW 17-Nov-23
Bugle-up 17-Nov-23
Missouribreaks 17-Nov-23
Rick Barbee 17-Nov-23
hawkeye in PA 17-Nov-23
Tim Cousineau 17-Nov-23
2Wild Bill 17-Nov-23
BEARMAN 17-Nov-23
Shick 17-Nov-23
Don T. Lewis 17-Nov-23
longbow1968 17-Nov-23
TGbow 17-Nov-23
George D. Stout 17-Nov-23
M60gunner 17-Nov-23
Jeff Durnell 17-Nov-23
Stix 17-Nov-23
Deno 17-Nov-23
nockinaround 17-Nov-23
fdp 17-Nov-23
Boker 17-Nov-23
cobra 17-Nov-23
reb 17-Nov-23
RD 17-Nov-23
2 bears 17-Nov-23
John Sullins 17-Nov-23
Bob Rowlands 17-Nov-23
Phrogdrvr 17-Nov-23
selstickbow 17-Nov-23
tradslinger 17-Nov-23
MStyles 17-Nov-23
Buzz 17-Nov-23
awry 17-Nov-23
Wudstix 17-Nov-23
Lastmohecken 17-Nov-23
Archre167 18-Nov-23
Caughtandhobble 18-Nov-23
JMartin 18-Nov-23
Slick 18-Nov-23
4FINGER 18-Nov-23
kokosing 18-Nov-23
JusPassin 18-Nov-23
TGbow 18-Nov-23
Bernie P. 18-Nov-23
Bob Rowlands 18-Nov-23
Buhbuh73 18-Nov-23
Bowhogan 51 19-Nov-23
bfisherman11 19-Nov-23
wooddamon1 19-Nov-23
Butch 72 19-Nov-23
Mike E 19-Nov-23
Mindful 19-Nov-23
Foggy Mountain 20-Nov-23
Nrthernrebel05 20-Nov-23
From: JusPassin
Date: 17-Nov-23

Today I'm reminding myself how thankful I need to be. It's my birthday, I turned 74. I'm still able to get out in the timber, cut wood, hunt from my ladder stands, and enjoy life. So many of my friends are either gone now or unable to do much. Life is still a blessing.

From: Wayne Hess
Date: 17-Nov-23

Me Too, and A HAPPY BIRTHDAY to You.

From: Scoop Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 17-Nov-23

Hey, JusPassin, is this where I say you are just getting started? I turned 74 this year and finally retired three weeks ago. Now the work really begins.

It is about attitude and keeping moving. You've got both and will do well. Happy Birthday!

From: FlynW
Date: 17-Nov-23

Happy Birthday Sir, And many more!!

From: Bugle-up
Date: 17-Nov-23

Happy Birthday, and thank you for the reminder that we should find reasons to be thankful everyday, even if it's in the small things like being able to ascend into a tree stand, or just get into the woods.

From: Missouribreaks
Date: 17-Nov-23

Great philosophy!

From: Rick Barbee
Date: 17-Nov-23

Happy Birthday !!!


From: hawkeye in PA
Date: 17-Nov-23

Happy Birthday and good to hear your enjoying life!

From: Tim Cousineau
Date: 17-Nov-23

Happy Birthday!! Looking forward to retirement in about 1yr 9mo and 29days, thats when I turn 70.

From: 2Wild Bill
Date: 17-Nov-23

Happy birthday, and like you, I am thankful to have lately turned 75. Whoda thought?

From: BEARMAN Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 17-Nov-23

Happy Birthday. I’m grateful every day to be alive, especially since deployment 20’yeats ago. We have to enjoy every minute of it.

From: Shick Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 17-Nov-23

Bruce, hope you enjoy your day to the fullest.


Date: 17-Nov-23

Happy birthday my friend good for you don’t lose your passion to hunt like some do

From: Don T. Lewis
Date: 17-Nov-23

Happy Birthday. And thanks for the reminder. Everyday is a blessing.

From: longbow1968
Date: 17-Nov-23

Best wishes on your special day…

From: TGbow
Date: 17-Nov-23

Happy birthday and I's good to reflect about what we have to be thankful for. I need reminding of this fact everyday

From: George D. Stout
Date: 17-Nov-23

I'll be 78 in just a little over a month from now, yesterday I did some rather steep hills and did some shooting as well. Life is what you make of it, as is aging. If you've been blessed with good health and mobility, just don't sit around waiting for it to go away, because it will. As an aside, I saw the biggest coyote yesterday that I had ever seen before. He had been hiding in a cover of multiflora rose and likely watching me come around the ridge into his territory. Big old bugger that looked more like the gray wolf in his bloodline than any coyote.

From: M60gunner
Date: 17-Nov-23

Congratulations, happy birthday. Wish I could say the same about getting out and about. George is correct, use or lose it, I have to an extent. Took the wrong advise regarding my back issues, paying for it now.

From: Jeff Durnell
Date: 17-Nov-23

Happy Birthday, Bruce.

Getting old hurts, but it's better than the alternative.

From: Stix
Date: 17-Nov-23

Happy Birthday Bruce! Thanks be to God, from whom all blessings flow.

From: Deno
Date: 17-Nov-23

Yessir!! Happy B'Day!!

From: nockinaround
Date: 17-Nov-23

Happy Birthday Bruce I hope you have many more! I really enjoyed shooting with you and Stan, Dalen, and the guys from Clara City; good times. I got Lymes Disease this summer it really set me back, to rounds of antibiotics with no results. I struggled to shoot a 40 lb bow. I shot a nice buck on Nov. 2nd it really gave my body a work out. I drug him 125 yds to river without field dressing him, threw him river and floated and pulled him with my kayak for a 1/2 mile. I was very thankful that at my age I could do that, I looked to the sky and gave the Good Lord a high five. You are more then right thats it a blessing. Cherish it Bruce and have A great day.

From: fdp
Date: 17-Nov-23

Happy Birthday indeed.

From: Boker
Date: 17-Nov-23

Happy birthday.

From: cobra
Date: 17-Nov-23

Happy Birthday Bruce. I suspect that with continued clean living and love and support of family, you will enjoy many more. I met several friends from Iowa who enjoy long lives from a lifetime of rural living, values, hard work in the fresh air and Iowa beef cattle!

From: reb
Date: 17-Nov-23

Life is a Blessing. Happy birthday.

From: RD
Date: 17-Nov-23

Happy Birthday! Go out and enjoy this weather!

From: 2 bears
Date: 17-Nov-23

Happy birthday Keep on keeping on. >>>----> Ken

From: John Sullins
Date: 17-Nov-23

I have had 4 knee replacements, my legs barely bend, going up and down steps and hills is not only painful, it can be dangerous. I trip on almost everything. Some tell me it is time to slow down or give up archery.

But I keep going, I can not quit doing the things I enjoy, like shooting my bow, especially in competitions. I force myself to keep going.

Most of the time I am with people younger than me. They walk faster and climb the hills easily while I struggle to keep up. Sometimes they slow their pace and wait for me, sometimes they do not. But that’s okay, I keep going.

Does the thought of quitting ever enter my mind, yes, often. But when I am lagging behind and questioning my ability to keep up with the younger ones and questioning my ability to continue, I ask myself an important question.

“If this was to be the last time I would ever shoot an arrow or compete in an event, would I quit, never shoot or compete again?”

The answer is always no, I would not quit if I knew I would never shoot another arrow or never get to compete again, so I force myself to ignore the pain and take another step, one step at a time, then take another step, and hopefully shoot another good arrow.

Never never quit!

From: Bob Rowlands
Date: 17-Nov-23

Happy birthday Bruce! Don't let the old man in the door.

From: Phrogdrvr
Date: 17-Nov-23

Happy birthday, Bruce.

From: selstickbow
Date: 17-Nov-23

Happy BIRTHDAY fellow Iowan Steve

From: tradslinger
Date: 17-Nov-23

Yes, you have a lot to be thankful for. Happy Birthday and don't ever stop

From: MStyles
Date: 17-Nov-23

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I turned 73 in Oct. Life Is Good!

From: Buzz
Date: 17-Nov-23

Happy Birthday.

From: awry
Date: 17-Nov-23

Great Post. Happy Birthday!

From: Wudstix Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 17-Nov-23

Happy Birthday!!! I'm just a pup at 65!

From: Lastmohecken
Date: 17-Nov-23

Happy Birthday.

From: Archre167
Date: 18-Nov-23

Happy Birthday Bruce!

From: Caughtandhobble
Date: 18-Nov-23

Happy Birthday Bruce :)

From: JMartin
Date: 18-Nov-23

Happy birthday Bruce!

From: Slick
Date: 18-Nov-23

Happy Birthday!

Date: 18-Nov-23

4FINGER's embedded Photo

Happy Birthday..."Keeping Moving is the Key"...Secret from my 101yr old Father...His Battery gave out 3yrs ago or he would still be moving...Every Day is a Gift...Happy Thanksgiving...4finger

From: kokosing
Date: 18-Nov-23

Happy Birthday Bruce.

I'll be 76 next month. My son and I got in the truck and drove to Alaska this summer. 9,500 miles up the Alcan Highway ran out of places to stay had to set up the tent. On the way home we came down the Cassiar highway 450 miles thru the mountains, rivers, and wildlife all wilderness. Drove 25 miles thru forest fires. A trip of a life time.

From: JusPassin
Date: 18-Nov-23

What a great picture Darwin. Thanks all of you.

From: TGbow
Date: 18-Nov-23

When I was 20, a person that was 40 was old...when I turned 40 I thought people that are 60 are old ..when I turned 60... I'm blessed that I can do pretty much what I did 30 years ago but now that I'm older I realize how delicate life is and it can change quick.. I think staying active, if you can, is important. My Dad turns 95 Tuesday..his mind is sharp as a tack..I'm thankful he's still with us

From: Bernie P. Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 18-Nov-23

Happy Birthday!

From: Bob Rowlands
Date: 18-Nov-23

4finger's Dad. "Keeping Moving is the Key" That's the absolute truth. Thanks for the quote.

From: Buhbuh73
Date: 18-Nov-23

Happy birthday

From: Bowhogan 51 Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 19-Nov-23

A positive attitude helps! Great reminder of how blessed we all are.

From: bfisherman11 Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 19-Nov-23

Happy birthday and as I get older (64) those are my sentiments as well. At times I feel the amount of friends I've lost in the last 20 years has been unusually high and I know the older we get the more we lose. Lost one of my best friends when he was only 48. He was a great guy, smart, funny and left behind a wife and 11yr old son. So yeah I think about how fortunate it is to actually get older. You have to appreciate every sunrise and sunset you witness from the field.

From: wooddamon1 Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 19-Nov-23

Happy belated Birthday, Bruce. Great way to see life.

From: Butch 72
Date: 19-Nov-23

Yep, Happy Birthday You Old Geezer!! I'll be 70 pretty soon. This past labor day I fell off of a ladder on My right shoulder. The fourth time I hurt this one in My life. Went to a specialist who was about 50 and He looked at the x-rays and had a good laugh. He said the good news is you won't need surgery and it will take twelve weeks for it to heal . because of the previous injuries it's not so bad....I waited a week and started pulling the kids 15lb bow.little by little I'm getting back where I want to be. Stay strong and busy.

From: Mike E
Date: 19-Nov-23

Well Happy Day

From: Mindful
Date: 19-Nov-23

Keep smiling & Keep Moving……Happy Birthday!

From: Foggy Mountain
Date: 20-Nov-23

Happy belated birthday guys and God bless ya

From: Nrthernrebel05
Date: 20-Nov-23

Happy birthday! I have a couple friends in their 80’s who are my role models. I have definitely slowed at 72, but thank the big man every day for seeing another sunrise.

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