Thursday, June 27, 2013
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Mr. Buckingham’s book “De Shootinest Gent’man” published in 1934 by Derrydale Press featured a collection of stories that bestowed waterfowling with an entertaining Southern voice that resonated with American sportsmen. The title story, written in 1916, helped establish his reputation as an iconic outdoor writer.
If ever there lived a natural-born duck hunter, Mr. Buckingham easily claimed that distinction. His father, Memphis banker Miles Sherman Buckingham, achieved prominence as a founding member of the Beaver Dam Club in Tunica, Mississippi. Chartered in 1883, the defunct hunt club had been recognized as one of the oldest in North America. By the late 1800s, the young boy hunted with Southerners who lingered in his heart as fanciful influences.
During the 1900s, Mr. Buckingham rode the train two hours from his hometown of Memphis to Evansville — the jumping off point for reaching Beaver Dam Lake. His published tales of duck hunting immortalized the flyway honey hole and its roust-about cast of locals.
By some accounts, Mr. Buckingham’s writing may have been surpassed by his marksmanship. He reveled in mastering extremely high shots with the 10-pound, 12-gauge Super Fox nicknamed Bo Whoop after its hollow eruptions.
Courtesy of Shotgunlife.com
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
This was a text message I received from my son yesterday. He is a CIT at a Summer camp down on the Chesapeake this Summer. The camp takes the CITs on a backpacking trip prior to the start of the Season for bonding and team building.This missive from my son contains the finest words I have ever read in my life.
Monday, June 17, 2013
It was a great night of fights. Sadly, Ron Cruz, a Bethlehem native, lost in front of his home town crowd. Cruz could not get inside the nasty jabs of Ghanan fighter Ray Nahr. He lost every round and the 10 round bout gave Cruz his 2nd pro loss.
My fighter is slated to return to the ring 8/24 at Bally's casino in Atlantic Cuty.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Monday, June 10, 2013
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
There are great stories in the annals of boxing. This is one of them.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
The collateral damage from this WASP101/Ivy dust-up, which I find truly lamentable, is that YWP of Boxing the Compass has elected to close up shop. I truly enjoyed his prose and photos. Indeed, when the author was in Philadelphia we met for drinks and I found him to be a likeable and gracious gentlemen of high intelligence, wit and composure. I looked forward to reading his posts and it seems that opportunity is no more. Bummer.