Saturday, October 10, 2009


Dick Straub (right) shows Mike Spies some typical Michigan Woodcock cover A few days before Mike Spies arrived at LoBank, my long time friend Dick Straub and his cousin Bill arrived from Pennsylvania. Dick brought his dog "Smoke" to get him into birds before the Pennsylvania and Grand National Grouse Championships. Dick and I have been close friends since the mid 70's. After leaving LoBank last fall, Dick had a major surgery and frankly I was worried about him. He's fully recovered though and I am grateful for every opportunity to get together.
I often wish Dick and I lived closer so we could share more time together but I'm thankful for having such a good man for a friend and cherish what time we have.

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