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The end of an era....the SE Shoot is no more

Miss MaryMiss Mary Senior MemberPosts: 740 Senior Member
This is not something I wanted to have to do, but, unfortunately, it is what we have to do.  With Mr. Jerry (Teach) being banned and unable to be in touch as he once was, failing health of some of our regulars, my own failing health due to arthritis and stomach issues, and our age 75, we just can no longer do what is needed for the shoot.

Since Jerry's motorcycle crash, his leg and his back, where it was broken, he is not up to the work involved either.  We have loved having the shoot for the 15 years we did and are so honored and humbled that so many gave up their time, and traveled here just to get together and have a shoot, even to traveling all the way from NZ!  

Please know we will always think of you and want to thank you for coming.  God speed and may God bless our great country, and each and every one of you, you are much loved and will be much missed.

Could the powers that be please sticky pin this for me.


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  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,689 Senior Member
    Truly the end of an era, but understandable.  Please take good care you yourself and Teach and if you guys ever decide to give Coastal NC a try I’d love to see you guys and you are alway welcome in my home.  Big hug!
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 13,029 Senior Member
    I regret I could not make it the years I tried, good luck to you and Jerry, keeping you on the prayers list.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,841 Senior Member
     <3   It was the most fun thing Clean and I ever did! 
  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 4,064 Senior Member
    Regretful that I never made it to one. My best to the both of you.
  • RimfireRimfire Senior Member Posts: 844 Senior Member
    I made it to one and I am glad that I did. Really good memories. It was a blessing that you and Teach were able to give to so many of us. Best wishes to you both and Thank You.
    G&A Forum Member since: October 2000; Life Member: GOA, IWLA, NRA, & Escapees.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,087 Senior Member
    I sure did enjoy the 3 that I was able to attend, and was looking forward to another this year - BUT - this news doesn't surprise me in the slightest.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,537 Senior Member
    edited March 8 #8
    Sad to see it go, but completely understandable.

    Hard to believe how it grew after that first one with just me, TennMike and y'all.

    I've got to post this from back in 2008.


    One of my favorite, and funniest, memories.

    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • AlleyCatAlleyCat Posts: 450 Member
    knitepoet said:
    Sad to see it go, but completely understandable.

    Hard to believe how it grew after that first one with just me, TennMike and y'all.

    I've got to post this from back in 2008.


    One of my favorite, and funniest, memories.


    Is that mythaeus and his wife in the background, anyone hear from him?






  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,689 Senior Member
    AlleyCat said:
    knitepoet said:
    Sad to see it go, but completely understandable.

    Hard to believe how it grew after that first one with just me, TennMike and y'all.

    I've got to post this from back in 2008.


    One of my favorite, and funniest, memories.


    Is that mythaeus and his wife in the background, anyone hear from him?






    Yes it is.  We're friends on Facebook.  They're doing great!
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • AlleyCatAlleyCat Posts: 450 Member
    GunNut said:
    AlleyCat said:
    knitepoet said:
    Sad to see it go, but completely understandable.

    Hard to believe how it grew after that first one with just me, TennMike and y'all.

    I've got to post this from back in 2008.


    One of my favorite, and funniest, memories.


    Is that mythaeus and his wife in the background, anyone hear from him?






    Yes it is.  We're friends on Facebook.  They're doing great!

    That is good news, thank you.

  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 11,302 Senior Member
    Unfortunately not unexpected, but still sad to hear.
    The 5 SE Shoots that we attended were some of our fondest memories.
    As much as I loved all the shooting, the Bon Fire was most memorable and enjoyable
    We Thank everyone, from our Hosts to everyone else that made them great
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,087 Senior Member
    Bon fire was great, the food was great, the shooting was great - but the camaraderie was priceless! Even - maybe even especially - for a weird guy like me!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • jaywaptijaywapti Senior Member Posts: 4,981 Senior Member
    I was never able to make to a shoot, never met Miss Mary or Jerry, but have talked to you on the phone many times and consider you as my friends , wish you both well and will always keep you in our prayers.

    JAY

    THE DEFINITION OF GUN CONTROL IS HITTING THE TARGET WITH YOUR FIRST SHOT
  • MichakavMichakav Senior Member Posts: 2,814 Senior Member
    AlleyCat said:

    Is that mythaeus and his wife in the background, anyone hear from him?






    Yes it is. Was just about to post that Al and Kasia were in the background. They are doing really well. I talk to him several times a year through messages. 
  • kansashunterkansashunter Senior Member Posts: 1,871 Senior Member
    Sad news but I understand completely. I will miss seeing you and everyone else.
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,537 Senior Member
    That was the first time Al came to the shoot and I had planned on HIM shooting the tannerite, he was using someone's scoped rifle and I guess the scope was off. He missed twice, and then Bryant wanted to shoot my K-31.
    FYI, watching Kashia shooting TennMike's single shot 50BMG bolt gun was a HOOT. I had to back my truck up though, with the brake it has, it was moving my windshield so much I was afraid is was going to break
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,457 Senior Member
    Fun was had at the Shoots, and friendships made over the years. I guess, all told, the favorite time for me was at the kitchen table with Jerry, Mary, and various assorted folk just having good conversation and coffee. Good times.....
      I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer”
    ― Douglas Adams
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,087 Senior Member
    knitepoet said:
    That was the first time Al came to the shoot and I had planned on HIM shooting the tannerite, he was using someone's scoped rifle and I guess the scope was off. He missed twice, and then Bryant wanted to shoot my K-31.
    FYI, watching Kashia shooting TennMike's single shot 50BMG bolt gun was a HOOT. I had to back my truck up though, with the brake it has, it was moving my windshield so much I was afraid is was going to break
    And a big thank you shout out for correct use of the words "break" and "brake"!
    Its inevitable that "time marches on" and all things must end, but it still sucks! I was already planning on what to bring this year, blah, blah, blah - and looking forward to seeing everyone again.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,840 Senior Member
    edited March 11 #20
    Unfortunate news to be sure. I do hope both of you are doing well, ailments aside. When the shoot first started I was in high school, and now my hair is turning a bit grey. 

    I always thoroughly enjoyed hopping in the car with Eli and heading out to TN in the years that I could make it happen. As many have said, I think the bonfire was even more enjoyable than shooting in many ways. 

    Also a big hats off to Jerminator, he put in a TON of effort and resources to make it happen. 
    - I am a rifleman with a poorly chosen screen name. -
    "Slow is smooth, smooth is fast, and speed is the economy of motion" - Scott Jedlinski
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,087 Senior Member
    It wouldn't have been the SE shoot without Jerm and his fixins! Don't forget his sidekick, CPJ and the "Bum Wine".
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,840 Senior Member
    The amount of work they out into that label was both impressive and unsettling. 
    - I am a rifleman with a poorly chosen screen name. -
    "Slow is smooth, smooth is fast, and speed is the economy of motion" - Scott Jedlinski
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,689 Senior Member
    The amount of work they out into that label was both impressive and unsettling. 
    Probably the most spot on observation on this subject I’ve ever heard! 🤣
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,537 Senior Member
    edited March 11 #25
    WORST memory from the shoot...
    Sitting outside the Patel Motel and someone, (I Think Jerm) brought out a bottle of "Bacon Vodka"

    That qualifies as the ABSOLUTE worst tasting beverage I recall ever crossing my lips
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 11,302 Senior Member
    knitepoet said:
    WORST memory from the shoot...
    Sitting outside the Patel Motel and someone, (I Think Jerm) brought out a bottle of "Bacon Vodka"

    That qualifies as the ABSOLUTE worst tasting beverage I recall ever crossing my lips
    That certainly was horrible.   
    Don't think it was Jerm that brought it
    Think it was a long time member Vicsviewpoint
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,689 Senior Member
    edited March 12 #27
    Diver43 said:
    knitepoet said:
    WORST memory from the shoot...
    Sitting outside the Patel Motel and someone, (I Think Jerm) brought out a bottle of "Bacon Vodka"

    That qualifies as the ABSOLUTE worst tasting beverage I recall ever crossing my lips
    That certainly was horrible.   
    Don't think it was Jerm that brought it
    Think it was a long time member Vicsviewpoint
    It was Chris (CPJ) that handed it to me.  Vile, is the adjective that comes to mind...
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,766 Senior Member
    edited March 12 #28
    GunNut said:
    The amount of work they out into that label was both impressive and unsettling. 
    Probably the most spot on observation on this subject I’ve ever heard! 🤣
    Ironic that the best label we’ve made went on the worst tasting vintage!
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,689 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    GunNut said:
    The amount of work they out into that label was both impressive and unsettling. 
    Probably the most spot on observation on this subject I’ve ever heard! 🤣
    Ironic that the best label we’ve made went on the worst tasting vintage!
    To be fair...  they were all “questionable”? 🤣
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,252 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    GunNut said:
    The amount of work they out into that label was both impressive and unsettling. 
    Probably the most spot on observation on this subject I’ve ever heard! 🤣
    Ironic that the best label we’ve made went on the worst tasting vintage!
    If you judge a Bum Wine by its taste, you might lose your membership around the fire barrel....




    "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
  • mosseybuckmosseybuck Member Posts: 537 Senior Member
    Miss Mary and Teach, I really do regret never having been able to get to  one of the shoots. As I age I completely understand the need to make changes to our lifestyles. Having met several other members over the years I know it would have been a pleasure to attend one of the shoots. As a fellow Tennessean I wish y'all  the best.
    USMC '59-'65, NRA Lifer, Tennessee Squire
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