I received the following email a few weeks ago and wanted to share. What a tough situation Don and his wife have been through and are now in. Don asks a question at the end – let’s offer up some suggestions for him.
….and yes – I gave him my two cents back when I originally received Don’s email.
Dear Rourke –
I truly enjoy your “Message” every day on my E-mail’s list and it is a pleasure to read and learn from other people who have the knowledge to be able to “survive” our senseless government take over. My wife and I both had started to do the same thing, put away food for hard times, and stock up on fire wood etc. Well all that came to a stop when my wife had a serious accident and now has to either walk with a cane or a walker, or be pushed in a wheel chair.
We also lost our business because of the accident, “personal care home”, seventeen years of business gone, with the result of a stupid horse. The farrier had come to trim the horses hoofs, but for some reason the horse would not let any one touch his rear legs, so okay, we will just do the front, so he did. I was in the house putting down a new wood floor in a room and well my wife let the farrier take control of the horse and she headed back to the house. She got half way back when the farrier screamed for help, the wife turned around and saw the farrier on the ground with the horse standing over him. My wife ran back to the pasture to take control of the horse and the horse turned on her, knocked her down and then picked her up and like a dish rag shook her and tossed her across the field. It ran and picked her up again and with her in his mouth dragged her around the pasture. Some friends that had come to visit saw what was happening and ran into the house and told us that the horse had my wife and was trying to kill her. I ran and got my rifle and ran out to the pasture and chased the horse while he had my wife in his mouth, after hitting him several times with the stock of the gun he let go. My wife’s brother was there and he ran and covered her with his body. The horse kept trying to get my wife, I kept hitting him, and finally the horse ran off a ways. Next, he laid his ears back, pawed the ground and charged. It took three shots but I put him down less than 50 feet from us. If I had not he would have run all three of us down.
To make a long story short, they had to airlift my wife to a hospital one and a half hours away (driving time), she almost died three times and they had to bring her back. She had a broken leg, a dislocated knee, the horse stepped on her hand and pushed the bones through the other side, part of her ear was ripped off, broken eye socket, three broken ribs, collapsed lung, and too many bites to count. Some of the bites were so bad that the horse pulled the “meat” right off her body – you could see her organs in side.
She was in intensive care for almost two months. Finally she was able to come home, but like I said she will never walk normal again, will never ride a motorcycle again, never climb mountains again, and never work again. Due to the fact she can’t walk or use her right hand, it is fortunate that our house is paid for, or else we would be homeless. I have my S.S. and she (thank God!) gets disability, but here we are not able to go that far away from home due to a bad back she also has. Well, we live in the country and have 43 acres backed up to the state game lands and our one neighbor (notice I said “one”) is a great couple, and the rest of the
people here are wonderful people. Religion is not a problem here as many of us are either Mormons, Baptist, Methodist, SDA’s, but we all band together through good times and bad.
But one thing that my wife realized she can not do any more is use a pistol as my .45 and my 9mm are too powerful for her. I was thinking about either a .22, or something that would be comfortable in her hands. Any suggestions? But like I said keep up the good work you are doing and by God’s grace somehow some way we will defeat this senseless government take over.
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