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November 18, 2008

Travels with Uncle Chet: 'Upswing' for country on horizon

COLUMBUS _ ``To Mom, the great hunter,'' I said, and raised a glass of red wine.

``To Mom,'' said Buddy, lofting his cider.

``Good job, gorgeous,'' Uncle Chet joined in. ``May you bag another one tomorrow and fill that freezer.''

``It was a lucky shot,'' said Hon. ``He was chasing a doe downhill and I was standing where I usually do, between the pines. I saw the horns and waited until he crossed a lane through the trees. I knew I'd have line of sight in the next one, so I ...''

``We've already said congratulations.'' I winked at her.

``Shh! I want to hear,'' Alice protested. ``I've never been deer hunting.''

``This deer's already died five times,'' I said.

``Now don't be a sore loser,'' Uncle Chet said to me. ``Just because you didn't fill your tag and your wife shoots straighter than you.''

``You didn't get anything, either,'' the little miscreant reminded him.

``So, I fired and got him in the spine,'' said Hon. ``I think shooting the .22 this fall must have helped, because I didn't flinch at all.''

``Do you think you could teach me to shoot?'' asked Alice.

``Sure, some weekend,'' said Hon, then everyone clinked glasses and sipped in her honor.

``Speaking of sore losers, have you been following the post-election?'' asked Uncle Chet.

``Not much,'' I said. ``When Ohio tipped for Obama, I unplugged after a year of watching every micro-trend.''

``Well, some people are sore,'' he said. ``Palin, for one, went on a bad-will tour, but she bombed at the GOP governors' conference.''

``I think Palin's history,'' I said. ``They're even hinting at that on `We distort: You decide.'''

``I know, and it's too bad,'' he said. ``Maybe we should start a Palin support blog, keep her in the running for next time.''

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