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Wiskers
10-10-2009, 09:14 AM
I want to share an experience I had last night with yall. First a little history.

My wife is a wonderful woman. Good wife, mother and grandmother. She has been a “mother hen” ever since I’ve known her (29 years). Our house was the place where all the kids came to play and my wife adopted every kid that walked thru the door. :D All our kids are grown and out on their own now but the “mother hen” instinct is still strong as ever and partly why I’m posting this thread.

My wife has been telling me about a young boy that works at the grocery store where she works. He is 18 years old & has been working there since he was 16 to help his mother pay the bills. He has no parents now. He never knew his father and his mother passed away last summer unexpectedly. His grandpaw was his father figure and he also died of cancer a few years back. He was living with his grandma but her health has gone down and she has to have care now so he’s kinda out in the cold so to speak. He has basically been on his own since he lost his mother. If any kid ever had an excuse to turn out bad, this kid’s got one.

He is still in high school and is co-op'n so he can work and pay his bills. He makes min. wage and gets a little SSI until he graduates then it’s all on him. He works 6 days a week and goes to school. Last year he got sick and had no health insurance so he is stuck with a hospital bill he has to pay on. Gov. says he makes too much money for a med. Card or food stamps. He has managed to get a small apartment. When he gets off work he just goes home and sits by himself cause he don’t have enough money to go out and eat & go to the show or something.

My wife just cried while she was tell’n me about this kid. I have to admit it got to me too. :(

I’ve been with my wife a long time and I knew what she was fish’n for so I told her to invite him over for supper. Her face lit up like a 4th of July fireworks display. :D We set it up for Thursday night. Well that fell thru. He has joined the local Volunteer Fire Dept. and that was his first night of training so we made it last night.

I must say I was impressed with this young man. He’s mature, has goals, morals, integrity, and loves the outdoors. He loves to hunt and fish but has nobody to show him the ropes since his grandpaw died. You shoulda seen his face when I asked him if he liked to crappie fish! Seems his grandpaw was one heck of a crappie fisherman and he told me some stories about their outings. Now I know why he’s turned out as good as he has.

He wants to be a Police officer after he graduates high school and has already completed a “shadow program ” locally. I have a Nephew that is on the local Police dept. and we're gonna do what we can to make that happen for him down the road.

We had a good visit and spent hours looking at hunting and fish’n pictures. I gave him a good pair of insulated overalls and have some other stuff around here I’m gonna fix him up with.

His grandpaw left him a few guns and the old johnboat that they used to fish out of. Right now we’re gonna work on fix’n him up a place to deer hunt and get his Winchester mod. 94 30-30 fixed. Somehow the scope mount and scope got broke.

I see a new crappie rod in his future for Christmas. Yep I’m adopt’n this young man and he’s gonna make it fine.

If any of you folks have any old camo hunt’n cloths, gloves, hats, old bonoculars and such(he wears a lg. tall) or fish’ stuff lay’n around gather’n dust let me know. This young man sure could use it.

I’m gonna give him a good Loggy climber that’s hang’n in the garage. I’m way too old and fat to be climb’n trees! :D Also any of you folks that live around here close that can help hook him up on some hunt’n and fish’n while I’m on the boat it would be greatly appreciated. Heck I’ll even give ya some of my GPS spots so yall can fish’um. Trust me this young fella’s worth spend’n time with.

Thanks, :D
Terry

sam liddiard
10-10-2009, 09:25 AM
Way to terry! You got my vote! I am along way from you, but keep us informed on how this kid is doing.
Tight lines, Sam

gabowman
10-10-2009, 09:27 AM
That's a fine thing youre doing there Whiskers. I commend you.:) I hope some of the locals will chime in and help the young man out.;):)

Cane Pole
10-10-2009, 09:29 AM
You gonna make the Paris Landing Follie Terry? If so, I will bring some stuff for the youngster.

Tom

STUMP HUNTER
10-10-2009, 09:33 AM
Great to hear that the young man is holding his head up high.:) Pm me your address, I believe I have some things that will help.

Ronnie

FroggerZack
10-10-2009, 09:51 AM
Pretty cool Terry... I will look around for some goodies. Keep us updated on this young man.

plantdr
10-10-2009, 10:09 AM
What size clothing do you think he can use ? Where do you want us to send stuff to ?

akmoose40
10-10-2009, 10:42 AM
give me your mailing address terry......

kycreek
10-10-2009, 11:30 AM
PM Sent

pwbuilding
10-10-2009, 11:54 AM
God Bless You & May It Go Well: Plese Keep Us Posted

frank lawhead
10-10-2009, 01:28 PM
You gonna make the Paris Landing Follie Terry? If so, I will bring some stuff for the youngster.

Tom

Tom keep me up to date on the young boy --I will bring some stuff--I got a whole garage full that ain,t doing didly

skeetbum
10-10-2009, 04:23 PM
Fantastic story about a great young man. Need sizes for his clothes, don't want to send him tents. Keep us posted, I'll bet you'll have to share his adoption. Folks out here are the greatest.

poppop
10-10-2009, 04:29 PM
wiskers...you and the wife are great people...the true measures of a persons heart is what they give to others with greater needs.

Herewego
10-10-2009, 04:44 PM
Bless you and your wife for meeting this fine young man. Post pants size etc. with address.

Wiskers
10-10-2009, 05:26 PM
You gonna make the Paris Landing Follie Terry? If so, I will bring some stuff for the youngster.

Tom

Naw ol'buddy. I gotta catch the boat next week & will be gone till first week of Nov. :( But if you got some stuff he can use I'll load him up and we'll come up there & fish & visit one of these days soon. You'll love this young man.

Wiskers
10-10-2009, 05:56 PM
Jeramy is come'n over again tonight for supper. Wife said she thinks he's lonely.

He is really pumped up about deer season and fall crappie fish'n. I'll find out what size he wears and post it.

I gotta be real careful how I do this. He don't know anything about this. But he will!!! :D He's pretty proud & I don't want him to think this is charity. It's just a bunch of great people doing a good thing. I will guarantee yall that this is the kind of young man that will remember this and when the time come he'll help someone too.

Please don't send any money! Anything to do with hunt'n & fish'n is great. I'll guarantee he'll get every last thing yall send.

I had no idea I'd get this kinda response. :eek: I'm lie'n I knew yall'd come thru. Yall all help me get thru a tuff time when my mother resently died. I know what kinda folks are on here.

Thank's again & GOD BLESS EVERYONE OF YOU!

You can send stuff to

Jeramy Hankins
c/o Terry Pool
1471 Little Cypress Rd.
Calvert City, Ky. 42029

P.S. I told my wife about this & she read the posts. She's in tears!

Gotta go he just drove up! :D

Rowdy
10-11-2009, 07:52 AM
Do You think He would bow hunt? I have an old Black bear hanging in the basement,no arrows. I think it a 30'' draw?
Rowdy

Wiskers
10-11-2009, 08:24 AM
Do You think He would bow hunt? I have an old Black bear hanging in the basement,no arrows. I think it a 30'' draw?
Rowdy

I don't know. :confused: We talked about bow hunt'n and watched some guy hog hunt and make hand made bows and arrows last night on tv. He seemed pretty interrested in the bow making. I know he's never shot a bow. He's a pretty lanky kid and that 30" draw's gonna be right in the ballpark. I'll feel him out and let ya know.

Thanks for the intrest in this young man, ol'buddy!

Cane Pole
10-11-2009, 09:53 AM
Naw ol'buddy. I gotta catch the boat next week & will be gone till first week of Nov. :( But if you got some stuff he can use I'll load him up and we'll come up there & fish & visit one of these days soon. You'll love this young man.

Ok Terry. We 'bout due an outing anyway. I will get Frank Lawhead to bring stuff if he comes down and I will give it to you when we get together.
You got my number.

LunaticFringeInc
10-11-2009, 07:03 PM
What a hero you are Terry, at least in my book! I kinda got a simular situation going here with a young pup I have taken under my wing and sorta adopted. Its a great feeling and sense of satisfaction.

jaxsprat
10-11-2009, 07:16 PM
This country needs more fine people like you.....................

Wiskers
10-11-2009, 07:35 PM
What a hero you are Terry, at least in my book! I kinda got a simular situation going here with a young pup I have taken under my wing and sorta adopted. Its a great feeling and sense of satisfaction.

You got my respect! If there's anything I can do to help you just yell.

Wiskers
10-11-2009, 07:36 PM
This country needs more fine people like you.....................

This site is full of'um! :D

Hanr3
10-11-2009, 08:55 PM
Good job Whiskers.

There are programs to help other young people in need. Check around your neighborhood. Couple of them that come to mind are;
Boy and Girl Scouts. They have lots of underpriveleged kids that would love to go to camp, however thier family cant afford it. The units are always looking for donations to send these deserving kids to camp. Most of the time your an anounamous donor.

Check with your local churches, they adopt needy families, especially during the holidays.

Toys for Tots- Contact your local Marine Corp recruiter, he/she can put you in touch with the local unit. Nothing more exciting for youngtesrs than to get something on Christmas. Most underpriveleged kids get hats, glooves, and clothes as Cristmas presents. Not much of a Chrsitmas is it?

Then you can always adopt a needy family.
With the economy as it is, there will be plenty this year.

There are others, however I am not familiar with them.

Good job Whiskers. glad to see your doing something nice for a deserving young man. May God Bless you and your wife. This young man has found a couple of gaurding angles.
:pray

Ferdi
10-13-2009, 01:50 PM
Terry, it's on the way. Check your PM Ferdi aka Fred