Saturday, November 14, 2009


It is Travis' birthday today. 38 years ago he was born at about 5:30 AM. I was at the hospital for everything but of course back then no fathers were allowed in the room. I spent about an hour with Gail and Travis and then went south of Devils Lake and shot a nice 4 point buck. Got back to the hospital about noon. Now I am not sure I would recommend that schedule to all new fathers but it seems to me I did it with Gail's blessing. As I write this Travis is tailgating at the U for their 11 AM game today. It was so funny. He was here yesterday and I showed him a picture of him and his big jackrabbit he shot when he was about 10. He took the picture to tailgating as U of MN is playing the SD Jackrabbits. I think only Travis would do that.
I think I am going to spent most of the day cleaning up here. As I sort, recycle, throw ETC. the house gets to looking very messy. Maybe an orderly place will cheer me up a bit.


Jennifer said...

It's great to know that you can remember such details about the birth of your children. Please extend Happy Birthday greetings from our family to Travis.

Anonymous said...

Hey! I'm a native South Dakotan...only not from around Brookings. :)
I did see where the Jacks lost to U of M...but only by a field goal.
Happy Birthday to your son Travis! (have not met him)
You have a beautiful family Carmen...the photos you are sharing are very nice. Steve