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Sound and Fury
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Hello members of the SIGforum,

This is Mike Evans (mevans51). I am a new member of this forum. In the words of the Grateful Dead, "what a long strange trip it's been." You may have read parabellum's post about my recent history and resulting problems abroad in Turks and Caicos. Rest assured, it is a nightmare I could never have dreamed up on my own.

I am by nature an optimistic person. Running a small family cattle ranch in central Texas for 65 years requires optimism and faith in God. Many of the factors that determine each year's success or failure are beyond your control. You hang on when times are tough, and save up in times of plenty. In all cases, you trust in God and help your neighbors when needed.

I am a fourth generation cowman, the son of a decorated WWII medical officer, and the grandson of a Texas Ranger. I was raised to shoot straight, love the United States of America, and the State of Texas. I am proud to say that there were two member of the Evans family defending the Alamo. Reading your posts has led me to believe that we are of a like mind about our rights and responsibilities as gun owners and patriotic citizens.

I look forward to our future conversations. I am humbled by your support, and thank you for your generosity from the bottom of my heart. Words fail to adequately convey the gratitude I feel for this new SIG forum family. God is good, and by His grace I am spending the holidays with my wife, two daughters and son-in-laws, and my 6-month-old grandson, ON US SOIL. Hallelujah!!!

Merry Christmas to all and may God bless you!

- Mike


Wow. Welcome home Mike, from a fellow Texan. I haven't been around here much lately, so didn't know this happened to Dave and hearing your story breaks my heart as well. But it is so great to come here and be able to read that you are home! And add me to the list of those who will never visit T&C.




"I've spoken of the shining city all my political life, but I don't know if I ever quite communicated what I saw when I said it. But in my mind it was a tall proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, wind-swept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace, a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity, and if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here." -- Ronald Reagan, Farewell Address, Jan. 11, 1989

Si vis pacem para bellum
There are none so blind as those who refuse to see.
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‘Riley Blue Moo’.


This is awesome Smile



 
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Peace through
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Bovine Haiku

Cattle in pasture
Face eastward and contemplate
The warm rising sun



Riley Blue Moo and company

 
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Cows and cows and cows,
Heifers, calves, steers, beeves, and bulls,
Are damn good eating.





Nice is overrated

"It's every freedom-loving individual's duty to lie to the government."
Airsoftguy, June 29, 2018
 
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Lookin' good Riley Blue Moo!



"I vowed to myself to fight against evil more completely and more wholeheartedly than I ever did before. . . . That’s the only way to pay back part of that vast debt, to live up to and try to fulfill that tremendous obligation."

Alfred Hornik, Sunday, December 2, 1945 to his family, on his continuing duty to others for surviving WW II.
 
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Glad to help out someone in need. This is an amazing forum.

Derek Robinson
 
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Amazing! Thanks so much. You just made a 13 year old so happy.


phxtoad

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Participated. Blessings and Happy Nes Year to All!
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I'm bringing this back to the top, now that we're in the new year.

One last push to see if anyone else is willing to contribute.

My sincere thanks to all of you who have contributed. The money you helped raise makes a difference.
 
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We’re meeting with the defense attorney on Friday. Then I’ll know what we’re in for and I’ll know what we can contribute. Can this please be left open until at least Monday?



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The thread will remain open, but neither I nor the Evans family want anyone making contributions they can't afford.
 
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We’re meeting with the defense attorney on Friday. Then I’ll know what we’re in for and I’ll know what we can contribute. Can this please be left open until at least Monday?

I'm sorry, what defense attorney are you referring to? Theirs?


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Glad you bumped this to the top. Happily contributed and I hope this all ends well for our SF friend.


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Done, and bump.
 
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His Royal Hiney
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It's nice to have a little levity with the cow naming in the midst of a serious situation.



"It did not really matter what we expected from life, but rather what life expected from us. We needed to stop asking about the meaning of life, and instead to think of ourselves as those who were being questioned by life – daily and hourly. Our answer must consist not in talk and meditation, but in right action and in right conduct. Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to its problems and to fulfill the tasks which it constantly sets for each individual." Viktor Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning, 1946.
 
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I had a nice conversation with Mike today. He is so grateful for the support of this forum. He told me he felt like he had a hand on his shoulder. Thanks to all of you for your support.


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Posts: 5891 | Location: Hampton Bays, NY | Registered: October 14, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Yes, I talked to him today, too. He says he can't thank us enough. I told him I understand why he needs to do so, but that he's thanked us plenty.

It feels good to help someone in need and this balances the equation.

I'm proud of all who contributed.
 
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Glad to help and BTT as fundraiser website noted was closing soon. Get in while you can!

[Really starting to run up the old post count here]
 
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You guys have done great and I thank you. Smile

We're 254 dollars shy of 16,000 and it sure would be nice to hit that mark. Two days to go.
 
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