Most families have a traditional tradition during Thanksgiving. Maybe its Dad getting to carve the turkey, Grampa watching a football game on the television, or Mom in the kitchen for 2 days cooking and getting everything ready for Thanksgiving.

For my family, we’ve always been off of center where Thanksgiving traditions are concerned. For example, we’ve never had turkey on thanksgiving, for as far back as I can remember. Instead of the usual pies and cobblers, we have milkshakes, sundaes, or just a big ole bowl of ice cream. Dressing? Pfff, we had macaroni and cheese. So, our tradition, is being non-traditional.

Another tradition we have is the day of or the day after Thanksgiving, we have a bon fire and go shooting, and shoot well into the night. We roast marshmallows and hot dogs, make smores, and shoot at stuff like empty soda cans, or the more usual paper targets. Whats always fun though, is the night shooting. It’s awesome to actually see the round hit a metal target and fragment, or see a hot shell eject out of a pistol or rifle.

Unfortunately this year, we’ll be having less shooting and more standing by the fire. Ammo prices are up, ammo is hard to find, and even though I’ve got 770 rounds (I bought 2 50 boxes of ammo since my last ammo post), I’m only going to bring about 150 rounds or so. Dad is probably taking 100 rounds of both 9mm and .45. When ammo was cheap and plentiful, we’d shoot about 250-300 rounds of each caliber. Now, like I said, not so much.

Any who, the reason for this post about tradition, is maybe in a year or two when I get more set in my ways (i.e. with a job and disposable income), I’d like to have a Texas bloggers meet up and do an end-of-the-year shindig, with a bonfire and target practice, including some night shooting.

What say you!?!

3 Responses to “Tradition”

  1. I’m up for a Texas blog meet.

    We would need lots of area of all the Texas bloggers made it, heck we would need lots of room if only 25% of us made it.

  2. Sounds like a plan. You mention shooting at night. I wonder if you shoot muzzle loaders or cap and ball revolvers? Nothing compairs to the flash and fire those beasties throw at night.
    What part of Texas are you located in? We have 35 acres in the boonies halfway between College Station and Waco.

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