Author Topic: Texas, please welcome a new family to our Appleseed family!  (Read 749 times)

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Texas, please welcome a new family to our Appleseed family!
« on: November 22, 2020, 06:42:00 PM »
I am so happy to make this (somewhat overdue  :-[ ) announcement!

Please join me in welcoming Badmoose and Jonni to the cadre, ya'll.

Previously from Ohio, Badmoose and several of the little meese have been attending Appleseeds as students for several years now.  Now in Texas, he's already done a KD in New Braunfels and driven from Houston all the way to El Paso to attend our standard event here in September.

It only seemed logical to ask him if anyone had ever discussed the possibility of accepting an Orange Hat.  I was surprised the answer was no, frankly, but you can bet I soon took care of that  :cool2:  Moose is a fine shot, a patient student, and a lover of Liberty and History.  I'm looking forward to following his progress as he earns his Red Hat. Heck, maybe I can even be there when it happens!

The Mrs in this duo, Jonni, had been encouraged by her family to find out what we're all about, and at last she relented.  After a 10 hour drive across Texas, she found herself at the El Paso Community College Law Enforcement Training Academy, curious, and perhaps a little skeptical.  She's not a shooter herself, but I could see we were slowly bringing her around with our passion for the program, our history, and our liberties.  Before long she'd taken herself from a passive observer, to helping us out in the range control booth, and even learning to score AQTs.

Now, Badmoose came back to me with his answer surprisingly quickly, in the affirmative. I was tickled pink, ya'll.  ^:)^

I mentioned, sort of casually, the existence and purpose of the Apple Core to Jonni. Velvet glove seemed the right approach for this soft spoken lady, and I did not expect anything to come of it that weekend. Just planting the seed (see what I did there?  ;) )  Imagine my delight when, at the end of the weekend, she came to me and said, yes!  I was so surprised, and honored to be the one to present this fine gal the Blue Hat of the Apple Core.

East Texas, you're in for a treat.  I know you'll take good care of them!!!

Huzzah!!!
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Re: Texas, please welcome a new family to our Appleseed family!
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2020, 06:45:22 PM »
Welcome to the Family!   :1luvu :beer: :partytime:
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"A generation which ignores history has no past, and no future." - Lazarus Long

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Re: Texas, please welcome a new family to our Appleseed family!
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2020, 07:27:18 PM »
Fantastic! Welcome to one of the greatest families you’ll ever come across, the Appleseed group. Perhaps we can cross paths on the trail at some point in the future.

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Re: Texas, please welcome a new family to our Appleseed family!
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2020, 08:50:08 PM »
Badmoose and Jonni,
Again wlcome to the Appleseed Cadre!  :bow:
We are honored to have y'all with us.   ^:)^

Happy Appleseeding Trails,



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Re: Texas, please welcome a new family to our Appleseed family!
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2020, 10:17:46 PM »

It only seemed logical to ask him if anyone had ever discussed the possibility of accepting an Orange Hat.  I was surprised the answer was no, frankly, but you can bet I soon took care of that  :cool2:   

lol - you rock.  :1luvu Hugs to you and tell the ol' man hey for me.

Howdy and a big warm Texas Welcome to  Badmoose and Jonni. Hope to see you in the future.

Fantastic! Welcome to one of the greatest families you’ll ever come across, the Appleseed group. Perhaps we can cross paths on the trail at some point in the future.

 O0

Yup - I think my Appleseed bothers and sister are some of the best people I've ever met. And you need to get out to a Texas event someday - you would be more than welcome.

I just wanted to be left alone.

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Re: Texas, please welcome a new family to our Appleseed family!
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2020, 10:50:09 PM »

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Yup - I think my Appleseed bothers and sister are some of the best people I've ever met. And you need to get out to a Texas event someday - you would be more than welcome.
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Good news, brother! They live in Houston now, and Badmoose is VERY interested in an IBC in Waco... Hint hint nudge...
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"A generation which ignores history has no past, and no future." - Lazarus Long

"I will accept the rules that you feel are necessary for YOUR freedom. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do." - Robert A. Heinlein

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Re: Texas, please welcome a new family to our Appleseed family!
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2020, 11:25:10 PM »
What great news! Welcome aboard Badmoose and Jonni! You're really gonna love all the Texas crew - they're the best. You do have to be careful who you talk to though . . . that Mrs. Smith once told me she could lead a horse to water, but she didn't care if he drank - just put an orange hat on 'em!  :)

Seriously though, thanks for coming out to help. I hope to see you out on the "trail".

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Re: Texas, please welcome a new family to our Appleseed family!
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2020, 11:40:08 PM »
You do have to be careful who you talk to though . . . that Mrs. Smith once told me she could lead a horse to water, but she didn't care if he drank - just put an orange hat on 'em!  :)

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"A generation which ignores history has no past, and no future." - Lazarus Long

"I will accept the rules that you feel are necessary for YOUR freedom. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do." - Robert A. Heinlein

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Re: Texas, please welcome a new family to our Appleseed family!
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2020, 11:55:21 AM »
Huzzah and welcome!   ..:..
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Re: Texas, please welcome a new family to our Appleseed family!
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2020, 01:39:09 AM »
A hearty welcome to Badmoose and Jonni!  You have joined some of the best.
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Re: Texas, please welcome a new family to our Appleseed family!
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2020, 11:48:33 PM »
Thank you all for a warm welcome.  I'm very happy to be in Texas.  Ohio was fine but Texas suits me better.  The Mrs. isn't quite so enamored.  She is still trying to get used to the new and strange critters. 
 
I certainly have to credit Mrs. Smith with leading me to water.  She can kill me with her mind, you know  :shootself:, so I took the orange hat instead.  She and the Mr., along with Jerry, ran a good event, even under the burden of the GREAT COVID.  Mrs. Smith got a Blue Hat on my better half, that was real magic!
 
Hello to Texas T.  I shot my first KD under Corvette, 2018 I think.  A nice cold winter event and good time.

I'm happy to be involved with a group that recognizes the need to remind our people of the awesome heritage we have.  Hopefully we will answer well Ben Franklin's admonition to keep the Republic given to us.

Thanks again to Mrs. Smith  :1luvu

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Re: Texas, please welcome a new family to our Appleseed family!
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2020, 12:24:29 PM »
Thank you all for a warm welcome.  I'm very happy to be in Texas.  Ohio was fine but Texas suits me better.  The Mrs. isn't quite so enamored.  She is still trying to get used to the new and strange critters. 
 
I certainly have to credit Mrs. Smith with leading me to water.  She can kill me with her mind, you know  :shootself:, so I took the orange hat instead.  She and the Mr., along with Jerry, ran a good event, even under the burden of the GREAT COVID.  Mrs. Smith got a Blue Hat on my better half, that was real magic!
 
Hello to Texas T.  I shot my first KD under Corvette, 2018 I think.  A nice cold winter event and good time.

I'm happy to be involved with a group that recognizes the need to remind our people of the awesome heritage we have.  Hopefully we will answer well Ben Franklin's admonition to keep the Republic given to us.

Thanks again to Mrs. Smith  :1luvu

It was my honor, Art. I do hope our paths cross again!
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"I will accept the rules that you feel are necessary for YOUR freedom. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do." - Robert A. Heinlein

"What we do now echoes in eternity." Marcus Aurelius

"I can kill you with my brain." - River Tam

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Re: Texas, please welcome a new family to our Appleseed family!
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2020, 09:07:59 PM »
Welcome aboard, Mr. BadMoose!

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