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Old 05-30-2021, 12:15 PM   #1
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Lest We Forget, this is Memorial Day, honoring those who gave all in defense of our freedom. For decades, the VFW has marked the day with Buddy Poppies. As a Boy Scout, I remember selling these each year.

This week's target is a poppy image (print mine or the photo, or draw your own, about 8" outside diameter, with 3" center area, with a dot in the middle).

First two shots of a day, from 12 yards (6 for kids), any stance, with one in a "petal" and the other aimed for the spot in the middle of the center area.

Object is to hit a petal and then the middle of the center on consecutive shots. The order of the shots is up to you, and luck is allowed. (Lowering the intimidation level here; shoot and have fun -- kids, newbies welcome. ) Measure the center shot from nearest part of shaft to center of spot as tie-breaker.

Up to four days' tries are allowed, but you must hit a different "petal" each day, if you shoot multiple days. Line cutters or even touching a line counts in your favor.

Winner will have a "petal" hit and the best center hit on a single day.

Good luck and have fun.



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Old 05-30-2021, 12:27 PM   #2
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Lest We Forget, this is Memorial Day, honoring those who gave all in defense of our freedom. For decades, the VFW has marked the day with Buddy Poppies. As a Boy Scout, I remember selling these each year.

This week's target is a poppy image (print mine or the photo, or draw your own, about 8" outside diameter, with 3" center area, with a dot in the middle).

First two shots of a day, from 12 yards (6 for kids), any stance, with one in a "petal" and the other aimed for the spot in the middle of the center area.

Object is to hit a petal and then the middle of the center on consecutive shots. The order of the shots is up to you, and luck is allowed. (Lowering the intimidation level here; shoot and have fun -- kids, newbies welcome. ) Measure the center shot from nearest part of shaft to center of spot as tie-breaker.

Up to four days' tries are allowed, but you must hit a different "petal" each day, if you shoot multiple days. Line cutters or even touching a line counts in your favor.

Winner will have a "petal" hit and the best center hit on a single day.

Good luck and have fun.



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Old 05-30-2021, 12:35 PM   #3
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Here's a short piece from YouTube on the historical origin of the poppy as the Flower of Remembrance, including the poem In Flander's Fields, by Col. John McCrae.

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Old 05-30-2021, 03:47 PM   #4
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Word.

Super cool target TT.
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Old 05-31-2021, 09:28 AM   #5
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Day 1: no score

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Old 05-31-2021, 06:26 PM   #6
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Day One: petal hit, middle miss
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Old 05-31-2021, 07:17 PM   #7
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Ok. This crossed my mind. Briar: pick a shot to "x" out and clear that petal to be okay for shooting into going forward.

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Old 05-31-2021, 10:25 PM   #8
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Here's my Day 1: hit left petal with first shot, but then was low of middle on second shot. Will "x" out low shot to clear that petal for future days' shots.


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Old 05-31-2021, 10:39 PM   #9
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Rule clarification: (in case someone doesn't see the comment to Briar) If you hit two petals, simply "x" one out in order to open that petal as available to shoot in future days. See my Day 1 example above.

*I did not miss the middle on purpose to illustrate the point, btw.
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Day 2: shot 1 left petal miss, shot 2 hit desired bottom petal

I thought about not shooting the second shot and having 3 open petals but was too annoyed from first shot miss of left petal and wanted a strike and mental win. 2 petals left.
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Old 06-02-2021, 01:07 PM   #12
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Oh so close, Reb!

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Old 06-04-2021, 12:55 PM   #13
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Day 3: miss...petal flirt, center skirt
Day 4: complete miss

I always thought the red poppy associated with a WWII veteran was just a local Georgetown tradition. Good to know its more wide spread than just locally and goes back to WWI and memorial of all veterans.

Thanks for sharing and great target TT.
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Old 06-04-2021, 01:21 PM   #14
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Close, Briar.
I'll tell you, that poem kind of makes the room get dusty.


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Old 06-06-2021, 02:37 PM   #16
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Just now got back to a computer. Looks like Reb's Day 2 is the closest pair. Congrats, sir! Look forward to your call for Week 23!
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Yee Haw! Good job Reb.
I look forward to this weeks target.
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Old 06-06-2021, 06:34 PM   #18
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TT...How is the bicep?
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Old 06-06-2021, 07:03 PM   #19
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TT...How is the bicep?
Seems to be basically fine. I don't test it too vigorously with any straight curl motion. It's probably about 90 percent of max previous capability. And defer to others on loading help. Thanks for asking.
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Good to hear.
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