Author Topic: Congrats Pocket Watch on his new hat, BOOO's to the Shoot Boss for no pictures  (Read 452 times)

Offline number6

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On a cold, snowy Michigan afternoon, a solitary man slowly approaches through the snow, plodding along as if beaten by his shoot boss, having to do all the work at an event while the SB lounges under the heaters... 
Through the blinding white snow, his orange hat is the first thing to appear to the vision of the students.  But not for long, his stride quickens, gains a confidence, no that hat is not orange, it's now red,  a bright red of instructor...

Yes Pocket Watch, has earned his red hat, with his hard work and perseverance I know he will be a beacon for other instructors and look forward to working with him for years into the future.

Congratulations...  now get to work!

Also, Shoot Boss gets his pay docked for not taking photos or having them ready by the time he posted this.

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Way to go, PW!!! :beer:

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Congratulations, PW!  Well done!
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Outstanding job PocketWatch!
HUZZAH HUZZAH HUZZAH!
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Offline MrZeke

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Nicely done, PW!!!

And of course retiring the orange with panache-He used a Brown Bess!
but I'm just as bad about getting pictures, lol.

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Way to go!  :partytime:  :partytime:

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Congratulations Pocket Watch!


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Congratulations!!!!    :beer:
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...having to do all the work at an event while the SB lounges...

Congrats!  O0  And that's how I remember that day as well  ;D
1st Appleseed - 9/2/2018 Rifleman (234), Manchester TN
Orange Hat     - 9/29/2018, Manchester, TN
KD Qualified   - 12/7/2019, Talladega, AL
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Red Hat          - 10/31/2020, Manchester, TN
25m requal     - 3/14/2021, Cleveland, TN
KD requal       - 12/31/2021, Pelham, TN
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Congratulations, PW!  Huzzah!   :F :F :F
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Congrats Dave.  Huzzah! :F

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Thank you all for the Congratulations!!!!! Thank you to all the Appleseeders that I have crossed paths with in my journey!

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Congratulations my friend! I am SO proud of you! Red definitely looks good on you!
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congrats sir ! CHEERS !  :beer:
During the seventy years which elapsed between the overthrow of the Stuart dynasty and the victory of Wolfe on the Heights of Abraham, the relations between the American colonies and the British government were, on the whole, peaceful; and the history of the colonies, except for the great and romantic struggle with New France, would have been almost destitute of striking incidents. In view of the perpetual menace from France, it was clearly unwise for the British government to irritate the colonies, or do anything to weaken their loyalty; and they were accordingly left very much to themselves. Still, they were not likely to be treated with any great liberality,—for such was not then, as it is hardly even yet, the way of governments...

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HUZZAH HUZZAH HUZZAH!  I look forward to working with you again.
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Awesome !