former member back after family tragedy

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jeffpadell posted this 17 December 2019

Living in SE Massachusetts, near Gillette Stadium the home of the world champion Patriots.

I used to belong but after losing my youngest son 3 years ago I stopped shooting and casting.  I am now getting back into it, in fact have all his guns and will never sell them (well maybe the AK47....)

Shooting and photography are my two main hobbies check out my website at www.jeffpadell.com

www.jeffpadell.com

I am also big time into Solar Photography (solar imaging) and since retiring am Head Trustee at the Seagrave Observatory in Rhode Island.  We have 4 telescopes (2 12" 1 16" and an 1878 8" refractor).

I finally talked my wife into getting her license to carry and hope to get her to the range when it gets warmer.

 

Ferengi Rule of Acquisition #59 "Free advice is seldom cheap"

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pisco posted this 17 December 2019

hi sorry about your loss good that you have kept his firearms get out to the range and shoot them he will be looking down saying shoot straight

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David Reiss CBA Membership Director posted this 17 December 2019

Welcome back, glad to hear you took time to grieve. 

David Reiss - NRA Life Member & PSC Range Member Retired Police Firearms Instructor/Armorer
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Dale53 posted this 17 December 2019

Jeff;

Glad to see you back. I cannot imagine the loss of a child. Just hold tight to the many, many good memories!

Photography and shooting/casting/reloading/hunting have been my serious "hobbies" for years. However, you left me in the dust when you mentioned Solar Imaging!

Dale53

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JeffinNZ posted this 17 December 2019

 Awesome photos.  Welcome back to casting.

Cheers from New Zealand

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jeffpadell posted this 17 December 2019

Here is Sean at a SASS cowboy shoot and also on the job.  He was not only an EMT but had just gotten his Masters in Education in STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) months before he died.

 

Ferengi Rule of Acquisition #59 "Free advice is seldom cheap"

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max503 posted this 17 December 2019

It's nice to come back to shooting after a time off.  Sorry for your loss.

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BigMan54 posted this 18 December 2019

Jeff, 

I too lost My Son. No One should know the Pain of losing a child. It never leaves you, but sometimes it recedes a bit.

My Deepest and Sincerest Symapthies.

Shooting His Guns will give you a bit of Warmth in your Memories. 

 

Long time Caster/Reloader, Getting back into it after almost 10yrs. Life Member NRA 40+yrs, Life S.A.S.S. #375. Does this mean a description of me as a fumble-fingered knuckle-draggin' baboon. I also drool in my sleep. I firmly believe that true happiness is a warm gun. Did I mention how much I HATE auto-correct on this blasted tablet.

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Dukem posted this 18 December 2019

My condolences to both Jeff and BigMan54. As a childless person, I have never and will never experience what you have had to deal with. Two of my very good friends and former coworkers have, and it is devastating. 

The worst days of my career were making notifications to the families when they lost a child. There is nothing you can say or do to help.

Duke

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Squid Boy posted this 19 December 2019

Jeff, I am fairly new here but my condolences for your loss. I can't imagine your pain. Welcome back, Squid

"Squid Pro Quo"

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jeffpadell posted this 19 December 2019

George

     I tried to figure out how to do a PM but can't see it here.  you can email me at  jmp at bpdguns.com

 

I would be happy to discuss regular photography and astro and solar photography!  I am the Head Trustee at the Seagrave Observatory in Rhode Island, which means I am one of the keepers of the telescopes but also get to cut the lawn and paint the buildings and empty the trash - all for free. ROFL

Ferengi Rule of Acquisition #59 "Free advice is seldom cheap"

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