Awesome, absolutely awesome. I think ( not sure ) I'd have to consider letting go for 5-k, but understand the bond---have to do so real soul searching over that one.
Anyway a quick story, typical ( in todays world ) kind of neighbor I have. An old man used to live next door to me, well years back 10 about, he passes away one morning while sitting in his recliner---the guy evidently was a quiet gun collector---he had dozens of high end pieces.
They all went to his son, who maintained the house next door as well as his own until he came down with Cancer. About 2 years ago he dies............his family consisted of two daughters and an ex-wife who live up North near to Indy. Now..............my neighbor was close friends with the son who got Cancer and died, had a key to his Home on the West-side, used to go over and help mow the lawn--crap like that....Guess what this clown ( evidently did ) the day the son died or very shortly thereafter.............not kidding.
Anyway I guess the Daughters new about the gun collection because one day I come home and THREE County officers are parked in my neighbors drive way, two were obviously conducting an interview, the third was just watching.
I'm pretty sure the guy took the guns, and I'm equally sure the Daughters had their attorney have LE question the guy over it. It probably went something like this:
" Well he said that his Daughters would have no use for them so I was welcome to them " " I mean he did give me a key and all "
Anyway about two weeks after the son passed....this neighbor clown would shoot during the afternoon...did this for about a month.....different gun every time....mostly long guns, one his WWII Issue M1A--Worth God only knows..............The old man did show me that one once...........used but in near mint condition.............he was an engineer by trade so he kept them in perfect shape.
He had an old .44 cal lever action that he'd bought new and never fired--------------worth whatever someone is willing to pay..........but anyway just goes to show you that the " ONLY THING YOU REALLY KNOW " IS THAT " YOU NEVER REALLY KNOW "
Too bad they didn't bring charges............honestly I think it was because they couldn't prove that the son didn't tell the neighbor he could have the guns. Cole