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Title: Bowhunting partners for 50yr's
Post by: Ron LaClair on February 27, 2009, 11:08:00 PM
Just thought you folks would like to know.
My wife Nancy and I will celebrate our 50th Wedding Anniversary on February 28th 2009. More than that we have been bow hunting together for that long also. We actually bow hunted together for the first time in the fall of 1958 and haven't missed a fall hunt together since that time.

I started bow hunting for deer in 1955 and as a single man looking for a soul mate, I found  that most girls weren't interested in the outdoors let alone shooting bows and arrows.

Nancy was raised on a farm and her dad and granddad were avid outdoorsmen. Her 1st cousin who lived just down the road was Jack White, 1953 NFAA National Instinctive Champion. Although Nancy had not shot bows She had attended many archery tournaments that her Cousin Jack had participated in.

 Nancy and I first met in early 1958. Right off the bat we discovered that we liked a lot of the same things. When  I started telling her of my love for archery and bowhunting She was very interested. One thing led to another and we just "clicked" Our first date was to see the movie "Old Yeller" and on our 2nd date we went ice fishing.

That first summer before we were married I bought Nancy a 39# "simi" recurve bow. I set up a target  in her garage where she lived in an apartment with two other girls and started teaching her how to shoot. By early fall she was ready to start her bow hunting career and we went on our first bow hunt together in northern Michigan

Neither of us have ever owned or shot compounds. Our love for the bow has spanned a half century and shows no signs of waning. Nancy's talking about turkey hunting again this spring with her longbow.

Like the bow is to the arrow, we are separate, yet we are one.

Nancy and I in northern Michigan in 1959

      (http://www.shrewbows.com/2008_images/R-N-before.jpg)

A like pose in 1999. Nancys got her face blackened. I'm the one that needed the black... on my beard.     :D    

    (http://www.shrewbows.com/2008_images/R-N-after.jpg)
Title: Re: Bowhunting partners for 50yr's
Post by: vermonster13 on February 27, 2009, 11:09:00 PM
Congrats and here's to 50 more    :thumbsup:
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Post by: Cody Roiter on February 27, 2009, 11:10:00 PM
Great post Ron.. I wish u and Nancy my best....

Cody
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Post by: BowHuntingFool on February 27, 2009, 11:13:00 PM
Congrats to the both of you Ron!    :thumbsup:    :clapper:
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Post by: Broken Arrow 1 on February 27, 2009, 11:15:00 PM
Thats good stuff Ron Congrats.
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Post by: LA Trapper on February 27, 2009, 11:15:00 PM
Congrats Ron to you and Ms. Nancy.   Fifty years is quite a milestone.

Billy
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Post by: ozy clint on February 27, 2009, 11:15:00 PM
happy aniversary ron and nancy.
i hope there's another 50 years ahead for you both.   :archer:
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Post by: Steve O on February 27, 2009, 11:17:00 PM
Nobody I enjoy seeing more at the shows than Nancy.  She is the sweetest of sweethearts!

You kids are a good example for all of us   :thumbsup:  .
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Post by: Straight Shootin' on February 27, 2009, 11:21:00 PM
Happy anniversary Ron and Nancy.  Quite an accomplishment.  Best wishes and happy hunting.  :archer:
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Post by: trad_admirer on February 27, 2009, 11:22:00 PM
Congrats!   :clapper:    :clapper:    :clapper:
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Post by: Ron LaClair on February 27, 2009, 11:24:00 PM
BS...before Shrews..   :D

   (http://www.shrewbows.com/rons_linkpics/Nancys_buck.jpg)
Title: Re: Bowhunting partners for 50yr's
Post by: Bojangles on February 27, 2009, 11:27:00 PM
Happy 50th Ron and Nancy.  God Bless you both!

Bo
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Post by: john mccabe on February 27, 2009, 11:31:00 PM
congrats!!!
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Post by: Over&Under on February 27, 2009, 11:41:00 PM
Happy 50th to ya both, quite a story there Ron, brings a smile to your face.

Congratulations!!
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Post by: Arwin on February 27, 2009, 11:57:00 PM
Happy 50th Ron and Nancy!!!
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Post by: MYSTIKBOW on February 28, 2009, 12:00:00 AM
Happy 50th anniversery Ron & Nancy. I hope there are many more to come.
 My wife and I will celebrate our 25th this year!! Well..ok..were half way there.  LOL
 She doesn't hunt with me but she does shoot with me all summer.
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Post by: whitebuffalo on February 28, 2009, 01:08:00 AM
WOW,,Happy 50th Ron and Nancy,,great pictures,,JB
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Post by: pdk25 on February 28, 2009, 01:18:00 AM
Well, it's officially Feb 28th.  Happy anniverary!  You've lived an incredibly fortunate life to spend such a long time with the person you love.
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Post by: Hawkeye on February 28, 2009, 01:37:00 AM
Here's to a fine couple!  Congratulations on the legacy you've left _together_!

I've always appreciated talking with Nancy at the shows...

Wishing you many more great years-

Daryl
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Post by: Holm-Made on February 28, 2009, 02:51:00 AM
:bigsmyl:
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Post by: longstiks on February 28, 2009, 03:15:00 AM
Happy 50th Ron and Nancy and may you have many more!!
Denny
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Post by: legends1 on February 28, 2009, 03:30:00 AM
Happy 50th,Ron and Nancy.Whats wrong with 50 more.
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Post by: JAG on February 28, 2009, 03:57:00 AM
:bigsmyl:    :thumbsup:
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Post by: tomyhawk on February 28, 2009, 04:54:00 AM
Happy aniversery Ron. I wish you both many more.
I will never forget my time at shrew haven,   :wavey:    :clapper:
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Post by: CheapShot on February 28, 2009, 05:08:00 AM
Ron, I enjoyed meeting you and Nancy at our banquet last year. She is a sweetheart for sure. I wish you two many more happy Anniversary's
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Post by: Mike Manassa on February 28, 2009, 06:16:00 AM
Happy 50th Ron and Nancy...A match made in Heaven..Hope you have many more....Mike
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Post by: Guru on February 28, 2009, 06:18:00 AM
Ron, That was one of the coolest things I've ever read on TG. Happy 50th to both of you    :notworthy:    :notworthy:  

And here's to many,many more    :pray:
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Post by: slivrslingr on February 28, 2009, 06:27:00 AM
Happy 50th, hope you have many more!
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Post by: gregg dudley on February 28, 2009, 06:31:00 AM
Happy Anniversary, Ron! You already know that you are a lucky man.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: David Bartholomew on February 28, 2009, 06:42:00 AM
Bravo!!  See, I told my wife we were still young... we're just coming up on #32~!   I can only hope that we make it to 50.

GOD Bless,
David
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Post by: T Folts on February 28, 2009, 06:42:00 AM
Congrat's to both of you, no very many find their life long soul mate, partner, and friend all in one. You to are blessed.

Terry
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Post by: hunt it on February 28, 2009, 08:02:00 AM
Conrats Ron and Nancy. Thats alot of arras flung and hope you both fling many more. Enjoy your special anniversary.
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Post by: broketooth on February 28, 2009, 08:07:00 AM
congrats to both of you on a milestone in your lives thats becoming rare in this world the best to both of you
Title: Re: Bowhunting partners for 50yr's
Post by: Ron LaClair on February 28, 2009, 08:10:00 AM
Thanks to all    :wavey:

   (http://www.shrewbows.com/rons_linkpics/ronandnancy.jpeg)
Title: Re: Bowhunting partners for 50yr's
Post by: Tim Fishell on February 28, 2009, 08:24:00 AM
Congrats Ron and Nancy.  I always look forward to seeing Nancy at all the shoots.  Your a lucky man Ron...but you already know that!!   :thumbsup:
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Post by: elknut1 on February 28, 2009, 08:27:00 AM
Ron, congrats to the both of you, very nice post!

  ElkNut1
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Post by: Jim Boettcher on February 28, 2009, 08:30:00 AM
Very touching story. Congrats to you both.
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Post by: STEVE R. on February 28, 2009, 08:31:00 AM
Happy Aniversary !
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Post by: huckbuck on February 28, 2009, 08:33:00 AM
Congratulations Ron and Nancy    :clapper:    :clapper:
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Post by: freefeet on February 28, 2009, 08:39:00 AM
Best wishes for many more happy years.    :clapper:
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Post by: KentuckyTJ on February 28, 2009, 08:39:00 AM
Fantastic Ron congratulations to you both. I was born on this fine day so it has meaning to me as well.
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Post by: frassettor on February 28, 2009, 08:49:00 AM
Happy 50th to a great couple! God Bless  :thumbsup:    :clapper:    :clapper:
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Post by: Irish Archer on February 28, 2009, 08:50:00 AM
Ron,

   Congrats to you and Nancy on your longevity.
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Post by: SteveMcD on February 28, 2009, 08:56:00 AM
Congratulations, Nancy & Ron! Happy 50th!!! And God Bless!
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Post by: bayoulongbowman on February 28, 2009, 09:00:00 AM
Thats alot of Happy Days...hope you have alot more...my archer pal, Mark#78  :wavey:
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Post by: Leland on February 28, 2009, 09:15:00 AM
Happy 50th to you both.
 Leland
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Post by: Gus on February 28, 2009, 09:19:00 AM
Ron & Nancy --- What a Great day for a Great couple !!!  Gus and Cindy
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Post by: ductape on February 28, 2009, 09:20:00 AM
Happy 50th Ron and Nancy!!
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Post by: jonsimoneau on February 28, 2009, 09:20:00 AM
That is amazing!  Congrats.  Ron, I really think you should write a book someday.
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Post by: Son of Texas on February 28, 2009, 09:25:00 AM
Congrats. Happy 50th. That should make every bow hunter jealous.   :clapper:
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Post by: 4runr on February 28, 2009, 09:26:00 AM
Congradulations, Nancy and Ron, on a milestone that not many reach this day-n-age. My your arrows continue to fly straight and may your hearts continue down the same path.

Bless you!
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Post by: Randy Morin on February 28, 2009, 09:26:00 AM
Happy 50'th Ron and Nancy.  Congratulations you two!    :thumbsup:
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Post by: Shawn Leonard on February 28, 2009, 09:32:00 AM
Very Nice!! Happy Anniversary to you both!! May you have many more!! Shawn
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Post by: Whip on February 28, 2009, 09:36:00 AM
Happy anniversary Ron and Nancy!  You are both so very lucky to have each other, and it shows!
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Post by: Mel Amos on February 28, 2009, 09:37:00 AM
:campfire:

Congrats!.... Look forward to meeting you sometime.

Mel
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Post by: FerretWYO on February 28, 2009, 09:52:00 AM
Happy aniversry. I hope that i can find what you and your wife have found.
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Post by: Ybuck on February 28, 2009, 09:59:00 AM
most excellent,  :clapper:
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Post by: pseman on February 28, 2009, 10:07:00 AM
Great story. Congrats to the both of you.
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Post by: CHAD on February 28, 2009, 10:11:00 AM
Congrats Ron and Nancy.
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Post by: Deadsmple on February 28, 2009, 10:36:00 AM
You are truly blessed. Congratulations on the 50yrs.
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Post by: Littlefeather on February 28, 2009, 10:41:00 AM
That may be one of the best hunting success stories ever. Way to go Ron! What a dandy trophy. Hope you have many more years together. CK
Title: Re: Bowhunting partners for 50yr's
Post by: 3blades on February 28, 2009, 10:43:00 AM
50yrs with the one you love is true bliss! Here's to another 50 more!   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bowhunting partners for 50yr's
Post by: Ron LaClair on February 28, 2009, 10:48:00 AM
Nancy gets serious about her hunting.    :archer:

   (http://www.shrewbows.com/rons_linkpics/redbirds_ready.jpeg)
Title: Re: Bowhunting partners for 50yr's
Post by: bc on February 28, 2009, 11:01:00 AM
Happy Anniversary Ron and Nancy!

What a blessing to be married 50 years -- Nancy, I think of you as "Saint Redbird" :-)

all my best,

bc
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Post by: NW Jamie on February 28, 2009, 11:01:00 AM
Ron and Nancy,
Congratulations and Happy Anniversary, you both must be very proud; my best wishes to both of you. Judy and I still have four more years till we can start on the next fifty the way you and Nancy are now. Best wishes.
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Post by: Bjorn on February 28, 2009, 11:03:00 AM
You guys rock!! Congrats!  :thumbsup:    :thumbsup:
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Post by: Weekend Warrior on February 28, 2009, 11:05:00 AM
Congrats On your 50 yrs    :clapper:
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Post by: Izzy on February 28, 2009, 11:10:00 AM
Congrats to you 2.
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Post by: George D. Stout on February 28, 2009, 11:27:00 AM
Ron, love that committment, and that girl is still cute as a button 8^).   Carol and I will have 44 in this November.  Time flies when you're having fun.  God bless....hope you get another fifty.
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Post by: Onions on February 28, 2009, 11:37:00 AM
Must be a good day to be married, my wife and I are celebrating our 5th wedding anniversery today!
Lord, willing we will make 50, only 45 to go!!!
Congrats Ron and Nancy!!

chris <><
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Post by: adkmountainken on February 28, 2009, 12:00:00 PM
happy 50th wild man!!! how did ya get so lucky???
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Post by: reddogge on February 28, 2009, 12:13:00 PM
Happy 50th anniversary Ron and Nancy.  6.5 more and I can join you but my wife doesn't share my unusual outdoor pursuits.
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Post by: joekeith on February 28, 2009, 12:24:00 PM
:clapper:    :clapper:    :clapper:
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Post by: bentpole on February 28, 2009, 12:32:00 PM
Congrats to you and the Mrs. Ron!
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Post by: allan f on February 28, 2009, 12:41:00 PM
Happy anniversary way to go for both of you.

Allan
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Post by: katie on February 28, 2009, 01:19:00 PM
Congratulations Ron and Nancy!  What a great story.  Love to see a man still giddy over his bride 50 years down the road.  A mark the rest of us should set aim for.
Katie
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Post by: Ron Roehrick on February 28, 2009, 02:11:00 PM
Congratulations to Ron and Nancy, to find a lifelong soul mate that shares your interests is indeed a little slice of heaven here on earth.May you both be blessed with many more years together.
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Post by: Tique on February 28, 2009, 02:12:00 PM
Congratulations to both of you! 50 years doing something you love with someone you love; doesn't get any better than that.
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Post by: Terry Green on February 28, 2009, 02:24:00 PM
Congrats to both of you....that is quite an accomplishment!    :clapper:    :clapper:    :clapper:
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Post by: Emmons on February 28, 2009, 03:04:00 PM
Happy 50th!!  What a special day!!!
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Post by: TimDougan on February 28, 2009, 03:56:00 PM
Congrats on 50 great years! TD.
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Post by: coaltroll on February 28, 2009, 04:40:00 PM
congratulations on a major milestone, and Thank you so much for sharing this moment with us.
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Post by: TNstickn on February 28, 2009, 04:52:00 PM
:clapper:    :clapper:  HAPPY 50TH!!!!!!! RON and NANCY!!!!!!!! You are both an inspiration for myself and my wife. Just celebrated our 14th the 18th of the month!! I can only imagine how proud you both must be!!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!  :clapper:
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Post by: Mark Baker on February 28, 2009, 05:01:00 PM
Ron and Nancy....like has been said, an inspiration to us all!  Congrats!
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Post by: BRITTMAN on February 28, 2009, 05:49:00 PM
:clapper:    :clapper:    :clapper:
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Post by: Otto on February 28, 2009, 05:58:00 PM
Ron and Nancy

Happy Anniversary!!

PS.  Love the SS Gold I just got from you!!
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Post by: RightTrailWrongTime on February 28, 2009, 05:58:00 PM
CONGRATULATIONS RON AND NANCY!!!  That is just wonderful that you both have enjoyed the journey together for 50 years, my best wishes for many more. I'm afraid I'll never get to have a 50th but I'm looking forward to one day having the first of many anniversaries with someone that shares my love of the wild- you are a lucky man!
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Post by: hill boy on February 28, 2009, 06:03:00 PM
I will be a ripe old age to ever see 50 years of marrige..Heck My wife and I just got married 6 months ago.Congratulations  :notworthy:  This is certainly an inspiration.
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Post by: 2treks on February 28, 2009, 06:11:00 PM
Happy anniversary Ron and Nancy! You two Helped spur me along for the last 20 yrs. and it has been a pleasure. Thank you, and many more Happy years together. Charlie, Chris and Jessica
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Post by: Benny Nganabbarru on February 28, 2009, 06:12:00 PM
Good for you! Well-done!
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Post by: Wannabe1 on February 28, 2009, 07:12:00 PM
Was just watching the news channel and thinking what a depressing world. Then I read this, got all choked up, kissed my wife, and thought what a wonderful world it can be!

Congrats Ron and Nancy!! My best too you and many more hunts together.   :thumbsup:    :clapper:
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Post by: Blackhawk on February 28, 2009, 07:15:00 PM
It looks like 1959 was not only a good year for bows, but also a good one for marriages.

Thanks for sharing the pics and story...and best wishes to both of you.
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Post by: SERGIO VENNERI on February 28, 2009, 08:08:00 PM
Congratulations Ron and Nancy, Two of the most difficult things to find in life are a good spouse and a good hunting partner , you two found both.
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Post by: GUYZER on February 28, 2009, 08:32:00 PM
Congradulations MR and MRS LACLAIR.I wish you many more yearssss..... together.
MAY THE SPIRIT OF FRED BEAR GUIDE OUR ARROWS.
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Post by: Teacher_of_the_Arcane on February 28, 2009, 08:41:00 PM
Amazing!!  

SALUTE!!!!

All the best....God's blessings....
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Post by: Homebru on February 28, 2009, 08:41:00 PM
Congratulations on such a beautiful milestone, Ron and Nancy.
Warmest regards,
nathan
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Post by: Bonebuster on February 28, 2009, 09:33:00 PM
Sincere congratulations to you both.

Here`s to many happy returns!!!!

Fifty years...

It`s not difficult if you pick the right girl.  ;)
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Post by: Toklat1 on February 28, 2009, 09:39:00 PM
Happy Anniversary Ron & Nancy.
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Post by: Larry Surtees on February 28, 2009, 09:41:00 PM
This is too good!  Congrats and may you both be blessed with many more years of happy hunting together     :clapper:    :clapper:
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Post by: bowhunterfrompast on February 28, 2009, 10:27:00 PM
Congrats on the 50th Anniversary   :clapper:
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Post by: Jerry Wald on February 28, 2009, 11:26:00 PM
Happy 50th - working on 29 myself, but she isn't much for the outdoors though.

Glad to see you two so happy together after all of these years.

Jer Bear
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Post by: Dave Bulla on February 28, 2009, 11:35:00 PM
Congratulations!  That is very admirable.  

My wife and I are working on 19 years and I still haven't gotten her to go hunting with me but once.

How about some more of them pictures?
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Post by: RRock on February 28, 2009, 11:54:00 PM
Congrats, Today also marks 39 years for myself and Linda. Really can't remember a time without her. Lord only knows how she puts up with me.
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Post by: thp on March 01, 2009, 12:03:00 AM
Congratulations Ron and Nancy!  Happy 50th!

What a wonderful partnership!
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Post by: Shaun on March 01, 2009, 01:03:00 AM
50th ... is that diamonds? Or maybe diamond broad head sharpener. Continued happiness to the both of you.
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Post by: THE LYNX on March 01, 2009, 02:08:00 AM
Happy Anniversary!!  Congratulations!
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Post by: Jerry Jeffer on March 01, 2009, 06:20:00 AM
Happy 50th!!!!!  How great to find a life partner like that.
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Post by: Killdeer on March 01, 2009, 07:10:00 AM
May you have many more years of shared blessings, Ron and Nancy!

Hmm. I was three when you got hitched!   :eek:
Sorry that I didn't see this yesterday, but Mockingbird and I spent the whole day in a way of which you would approve. We helped to slaughter and butcher hogs, shared what we knew with children (trad archery and the whole flint and steel thing) and enjoyed good old-fashioned country ways and fellowship. I hope that someday I might have done a fraction of the good work that you and your wonderful bride have accomplished in the preservation and forwarding of our heritage of traditional lore.

Congratulations on a shared life well-lived, and mates well chosen. It is a proud path that you two are walking.
Killdeer   :campfire:
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Post by: champ38 on March 01, 2009, 07:23:00 AM
Congratulations Ron and Nancy ! and wishing you many , many, more. Shane
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Post by: **DONOTDELETE** on March 01, 2009, 08:30:00 AM
Well, most of the ShreHaven crew got together last night with our wives and had a nice dinner for Ron and Nancy. 50 years....wow!

You guys are an inspiration!
Title: Re: Bowhunting partners for 50yr's
Post by: Ron LaClair on March 01, 2009, 10:41:00 AM
Nancy and I had a great time at the dinner party last night. Thanks to the Shrew Haven Crew and their lovely wives who went out of their way to make it a very special and memorable evening.

Greg and Dianne, Roger and Laurie and Kevin and Lisa, thank you. A special thanks to Dianne for the delicious cake she made and for all the decorations and corsages.

    (http://www.shrewbows.com/rons_linkpics/nancy5.jpg)  

Carlton and his lovely wife Kathy stopped by to give their congratulations. Carlton is the Blacksmith who makes the Shrew Hawks.

    (http://www.shrewbows.com/rons_linkpics/Ron&Carlton-1.jpg)

Our Wedding picture set at the end of the table the entire evening.

    (http://www.shrewbows.com/rons_linkpics/nancy&Ron3.jpg)
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Post by: NoCams on March 01, 2009, 11:03:00 AM
Ron & Redbird,
Got in at midnight last night after driving home in the snow for 2 hrs, yes, it does snow in TN sometimes. I get up, get on TG here and what do I find.... ? One of life's greatest things, two people who have shared 50 years together. Congrats Ron & Redbird !!!

We attended the second annual TTAS banquet at Pappy'place in Twin Oaks. TJ and Chad did a wonderful job speaking, but I could not help but think back to last year and our very first TTAS banquet. We sure missed you fine folk, but as we all see now...... You had, "bigger fish to fry ". Congrats again on 50 wonderful years and memories.  :notworthy:  

nocams
Title: Re: Bowhunting partners for 50yr's
Post by: amar911 on March 01, 2009, 11:23:00 AM
Ron and Nancy,

Wonderful story hearing about the two of you spending half a century together. Thanks for all the pictures of the happy couple. That looks like Dave Nelson (Ozzie and Harriett's older son) in the wedding picture!   :goldtooth:

Best wishes,
Allan
Title: Re: Bowhunting partners for 50yr's
Post by: Bill Kissner on March 01, 2009, 04:33:00 PM
Just got home from the UBI Banquet and saw this. Congratulations to you Ron and Nancy! Divorces are making this pretty rare. Jeanne and I started our 52nd year of marriage last October.
Title: Re: Bowhunting partners for 50yr's
Post by: Jim@ThunderStick on March 01, 2009, 05:14:00 PM
Congratulations Ron & Nancy. Hope you have many more. Jim & Diane
Title: Re: Bowhunting partners for 50yr's
Post by: Dave Worden on March 01, 2009, 05:57:00 PM
Congratualtions, Ron and Nancy.
Title: Re: Bowhunting partners for 50yr's
Post by: Jeff Roberts on March 01, 2009, 06:05:00 PM
Congratulations to both of you. 50 years together is special. My parents just spent their 55th year together and I am celebrating my 25th next week. I hope me and my wife make another 25 and be as blessed as you and Ms. Nancy.
Title: Re: Bowhunting partners for 50yr's
Post by: ChetterB on March 01, 2009, 06:48:00 PM
Congrat Ron & Nancy may you be blest with many more!!!
Title: Re: Bowhunting partners for 50yr's
Post by: LEOPARD on March 01, 2009, 06:54:00 PM
Fantastic Ron! Happy 50th to both you and Nancy!  ;)   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bowhunting partners for 50yr's
Post by: bawana bowman on March 01, 2009, 07:13:00 PM
HAPPY 50th Ron and Nancy!!

I'm 8 months away from 25 years with the same wife. And it seems to get harder every year.
It takes something special for a couple to stay together as long as you have.
Perhaps I need to try again to interest my wife in archery, (hunting may be pushing it). That may be what it takes to see us through to the 50th!

CONGRATULATIONS AND HOPE YOU ENJOY MANY MORE YEARS TOGETHER!!!!!   :clapper:    :clapper:    :clapper:    
Hal
Title: Re: Bowhunting partners for 50yr's
Post by: Oregon Okie on March 01, 2009, 08:57:00 PM
congrats to you both. I think I should buy a shrew hawk to celebrate.
Seriously, what a great thing and hope you have many more together.
Title: Re: Bowhunting partners for 50yr's
Post by: joe ashton on March 01, 2009, 09:20:00 PM
congrats   My hat is off to you both.
God bless.

Joe and Diane Asthon
Title: Re: Bowhunting partners for 50yr's
Post by: Swamp Preacher on March 07, 2009, 08:27:00 AM
Congrats to you, Ron and Nancy.  My co-pilot of 40 years will hunt with me but not hunt herself.  Of course she birthed the six children so I figure she's working out OK.
May you continue to walk in overcoming blessings.
The Rev. J. Haden McCormick+
Title: Re: Bowhunting partners for 50yr's
Post by: Steve G on March 07, 2009, 10:38:00 AM
What a Great Topic!! Best to You and Nancy on 50 years!  That's many memories to reflect upon!!  I shared with my wife that your 1st date with Nancy was to see Old Yeller, and then ice fishing!! She loved it! My wife Cindy and I Will be celebrating 27th Anniversary end of March, we just took a walk together hand in hand to start our day.
Title: Re: Bowhunting partners for 50yr's
Post by: Schultzy on March 07, 2009, 11:27:00 AM
Wow, now that Is something to be proud of right there!! My hats off to both of you, congratulation's!!   :thumbsup:    :notworthy:
Title: Re: Bowhunting partners for 50yr's
Post by: hera on March 07, 2009, 02:03:00 PM
Yes,my hat off to you Sir.  :clapper:
Title: Re: Bowhunting partners for 50yr's
Post by: wollybear on March 07, 2009, 11:01:00 PM
you make a bunch of us think and wich,its great that love and sport can get togeather.. and let me say i really like my hunter shirt and quvier their great!  you have the love of trad  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bowhunting partners for 50yr's
Post by: Lin Rhea on March 08, 2009, 08:09:00 AM
I've missed a lot of trad history being involved in other persuits. It's reading about folks like you and your lovely wife that makes me know I'm in the right place now.
  :campfire:  
I love seeing the pictures and I send my hearty congratulations to you both for 50 years of making memories. May you have that many more together.   :)   Lin Rhea
Title: Re: Bowhunting partners for 50yr's
Post by: doug g on March 08, 2009, 08:54:00 AM
Congrats to the two of you, that is great that you found each other very lucky for the two of you.   :clapper:
Title: Re: Bowhunting partners for 50yr's
Post by: Doug Campbell on March 08, 2009, 11:27:00 AM
WOW, congratulations you guys!! and thanks for giving me a big smile this snowing morning.    :thumbsup:    :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Bowhunting partners for 50yr's
Post by: Wulomac on March 08, 2009, 12:44:00 PM
Well done, indeed!!  This is a great example of good news in a too-often depressing time! Congratulations!

Wells
New Lothrop, MI
Title: Re: Bowhunting partners for 50yr's
Post by: John Dill on March 08, 2009, 08:09:00 PM
Thats great Ron!!!!
Title: Re: Bowhunting partners for 50yr's
Post by: Horne Shooter on March 08, 2009, 09:00:00 PM
Ron, you lead the life we all aspire to.  Congradulations!
Title: Re: Bowhunting partners for 50yr's
Post by: Basic Instinct on March 09, 2009, 12:42:00 AM
Awesome!!  You sure gave us all something to shoot for. 50 YRS is just fantastic!!!
Title: Re: Bowhunting partners for 50yr's
Post by: Kevin Bahr on March 09, 2009, 01:31:00 AM
Congratulations, Ron and Nancy.  Very impressive especially in this day and age.  Hope you have many more years together.
Title: Re: Bowhunting partners for 50yr's
Post by: Oliverstacy on March 09, 2009, 01:56:00 AM
Congrats...50 is long time to love a person!  

My wife and I are going to have 10 this fall and I still love the way she smiles when she see's me while were out and about.  Sometimes I take off in another direction just so I can see that smile when I return.

Awesome!

Josh
Title: Re: Bowhunting partners for 50yr's
Post by: Ron LaClair on March 09, 2009, 09:28:00 AM
Quote
Sometimes I take off in another direction just so I can see that smile when I return.  
Josh, that's the smile of love and it never gets old.    :goldtooth:
Title: Re: Bowhunting partners for 50yr's
Post by: Jeff Strubberg on March 09, 2009, 10:15:00 AM
50 years...wow.  Good on both of ya for puttign up with each other!   ;)
Title: Re: Bowhunting partners for 50yr's
Post by: Bill Turner on March 09, 2009, 12:23:00 PM
Congrats to you and your bride. Sounds like a match made in heaven.