So, my friend, Karyn's husband, Craig is a Hunter. I asked him one day a couple of weeks ago if he had ever had one mounted and he said he hadn't. When I asked why he said that even after 22 years of hunting (he's maybe 35 years old) he had never gotten one big enough.
Then last week, he took his 1st grade daughter, Lydia, out one evening with him and they shot his biggest buck ever - an 11 point! Now, we are talking mountable.
Are you staying with me? This is all background information.
I spent the evening at his house with his wife and a couple of other friends making Carolina star ornaments. After Craig got the kids home, bathed and in bed (isn't he a good daddy?) and we were all just visiting, he asks if Karyn had shown me his BIG antlers. I told him no (believing this was true, although I had seen a couple of sets of antlers nestled among the Christmas greens). He reaches up and shows me one of those sets of antlers.
Here it comes -
I say, "Oh. Yes. She showed me those. I thought yours would be bigger." Major ooopsa.
He gets both sets of antlers to show me how much BIGGER his Big ones are and I am trying my best to talk my way out of the whole mess around my giggles. He was so earnestly cute. And I really was expecting to see a big old head attached to the antlers. Evidnetly that comes later. I don't know that I ever really unruffled his feathers.
Karyn, am I banned from your house?
For the rest of you, here is the photographic proof...BIG old honkin' antlers!
And his lovely "deer" wife, Karyn!
We had lots of laughs tonight...make your mascara run laughs, but this one was the most fun...well, if I didn't really hurt Craig's feelings.
Next blog will be all about the ornaments!
Craig, I am so impressed with your big antlers. Did you notice that atypical extra point there on the left? I think mounted just like Karyn is wearing them shows them of to the perfect advantage. Really. Am I forgiven?