Ed knows what he paid for. He supports our sport by shooting ATA often, by fixing the cracked wood on our guns, and through donations (like the one mentioned above). He is also a lot of fun to hang around.
That Trap Machine Mechanic leaning on his cart there is Kit ( top pic ),I believe he is a reservest in the U.S. Marines . I did see hin at the Cardinal Center last year at state shoot for a party at John and Jeanies trailer . He's a good guy and a good friend . Jeff
Thanks for the memories. I'm not sure that Jimette or I wish to tune into Vandalia memories much more in the future. Tomorrow is the 10th anniversery of my dad's passing and I honestly don't know which is harder on us. Reflecting on the loss of my dad, or reflecting on the loss of a hallowed place and time that will never again exist, Vandalia. The picture of shooters under the trees begging shade from the Ohio heat and the atmosphere of a national event that hosted the greatest of our sport for many, many decades...
Oh well, guess we're a little too emotional about such things. Only those who attended for some years will understand. For those who "never went", it
was really something, and can never be replaced!
Maybe more of you could post some more pics of the Grand at Vandalia. I am so glad I took the time and money to go in 1992, because I never made it back! I will go to Sparta some day so I can say I was there as well. Vandalia holds so many memories, why not share some of the photos I know all of must have.
Well I am one of the blessed ones. I got to go for 6 years. My son won an event and got to shoot off at 11:30 p.m one year. I met alot of great people. I was told thats why it was called "The Grand". Don
How many fields were at vandalia? I have visited Forrest city in Savannah Ga and was impressed at the size of it. I think it was 52 fields, some overlaid for skeet plus a large sporting clay range. Jackie B.