Bright afternoon sun floods the marsh and illuminates the grasshoppers that make flying leaps as I approach. I’m amazed at how many there are. As a child I would watch them flying through the hay fields and run to get my grandfather to bring his .22 caliber pistol and do trick shots for us. I have little doubt that if today’s smartphone and internet technology had been available to us in the 70s that my grandfather would have had some viral videos with his marksmanship. Now for those who are not fortunate enough to live in a very rural area you have to understand that there was absolutely nothing within the range of a stray bullet. Just several hundred yards of empty fields backed by dense forest and hills. My grandfather would stand on the edge of the pastures while we pitched small sticks flush them out. When one took wing he’d knock it out of the air with a bullet. Sometimes he’d shoot it off of a tall spike of grass or walk into the grass like he was hunting quail and flush them himself. He almost never missed. Later when I was old enough to have a BB gun I tried to duplicate his skills and got good enough to hit the grasshoppers that clung to the tall grass similar to tonight’s Feature Image but I can only remember hitting one that was in flight. Now every time I see a grasshopper I’m taken back to the 70s and the time we had bonding and just being to country boys with a field full of grasshoppers and no particular agenda for the afternoon.
Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.
For those who have been following me on Facebook and know of the struggle content providers have to get circulation from big tech I’ve been recommending for people to adopt MeWe as a social media platform. One of the problems I’ve run into on MeWe is that people don’t know how to navigate the platform. So to help with that I’ve created a permanent page on my website as a basic Basic Beginner’s Guide To MeWe I’ve tried to anticipate all basic questions there and You can bookmark the page to have as a reference and if you have any questions or suggestions don’t hesitate to contact me. I do still have a day job and I help admin several pages on both platforms so replies might be a little slow but I will answer you.
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