Sunday, June 17, 2012

The Inheritance Of My Fathers

When I was young my daddy handed down to me a Stevens model 94C 20 Gauge shotgun. His grandfather had handed it down to him, so it is pretty old. I have cherished that old gun all of my life. Well, today, my son, Matthew, turned 15 years old. I knew it was time. I went to the closet and brought the old Stevens out of retirement. You should have seen the look on his face when he opened that thing up. It was priceless. Just as the old shotgun is to me.

While a Stevens 94C shotgun isn't worth much to a collector, maybe $100 at best. It is priceless to me because of where it came from. If you tried to buy it from me I'm afraid I would be much like Naboth standing up to King Nebuchadnezzar over not selling his vineyard.

I know my son well enough to know that he is much the same as I am and I trust that he will cherish our family shotgun as much as I have over the past 30-years.

2 comments:

UnIqUe TeEn July 3, 2012 at 11:10 PM  

The look on his face was absolutely priceless! Haha :)

Lizaboo November 17, 2012 at 3:07 PM  

That really was an awesome present.

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