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Bowhunting partners for 50yr's
« 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

     

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

   
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Re: Bowhunting partners for 50yr's
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2009, 11:09:00 PM »
Congrats and here's to 50 more    :thumbsup:
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Re: Bowhunting partners for 50yr's
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2009, 11:10:00 PM »
Great post Ron.. I wish u and Nancy my best....

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Re: Bowhunting partners for 50yr's
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2009, 11:13:00 PM »
Congrats to the both of you Ron!    :thumbsup:    :clapper:
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Re: Bowhunting partners for 50yr's
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2009, 11:15:00 PM »
Thats good stuff Ron Congrats.
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Re: Bowhunting partners for 50yr's
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2009, 11:15:00 PM »
Congrats Ron to you and Ms. Nancy.   Fifty years is quite a milestone.

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Re: Bowhunting partners for 50yr's
« Reply #6 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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Re: Bowhunting partners for 50yr's
« Reply #7 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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Re: Bowhunting partners for 50yr's
« Reply #8 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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Re: Bowhunting partners for 50yr's
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2009, 11:22:00 PM »
Congrats!   :clapper:    :clapper:    :clapper:

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Re: Bowhunting partners for 50yr's
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2009, 11:24:00 PM »
BS...before Shrews..   :D

   
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Re: Bowhunting partners for 50yr's
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2009, 11:27:00 PM »
Happy 50th Ron and Nancy.  God Bless you both!

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Re: Bowhunting partners for 50yr's
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2009, 11:31:00 PM »
congrats!!!

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« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2009, 11:41:00 PM »
Happy 50th to ya both, quite a story there Ron, brings a smile to your face.

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Re: Bowhunting partners for 50yr's
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2009, 11:57:00 PM »
Happy 50th Ron and Nancy!!!
Just one more step.....please!

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Re: Bowhunting partners for 50yr's
« Reply #15 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.
I reckon so

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Re: Bowhunting partners for 50yr's
« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2009, 01:08:00 AM »
WOW,,Happy 50th Ron and Nancy,,great pictures,,JB
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Re: Bowhunting partners for 50yr's
« Reply #17 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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Re: Bowhunting partners for 50yr's
« Reply #18 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-

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Re: Bowhunting partners for 50yr's
« Reply #19 on: February 28, 2009, 02:51:00 AM »
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