Well, it was the best way to celebrate the 4th of July, an hour and a half drive down to Castle Rock and Wade's DAR. Hook up with Wheeler44 and help set up, sign up and rev up. Wheeler does get volunteer participation so well, Ben built packets for the other participants. Hot day, but everyone did well and soaked up that fire hose full of information that Appleseed presents.
I, as always, get my reward from seeing the shooters tighten their groups, worry about missing two shots because of time. If one gave up four shots for time on phase two and three, one could still score fifty points on phase one, and a hundred points on phase four, and eighty points on the transition phases -- really, don't fuss the shot, just make everyone count. The only one you can do anything about is the one you are taking right now - not the last one fired, not the one that will be loaded next -- only the one you are taking now will you be able to affect.
It is good to be part of Appleseed, it is great to know I won't be the last shooter on Earth and when I am gone no one will remember me and what I did to help them shoot. I still remember my Junior High Rifle Club coach, and his lessons and being out shot by a couple of the girls, sigh. That was hard at that age, but it won't bother me now, Ladies, get up there on that next Appleseed.