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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MamaBear, Jul 13, 2015.

  1. MamaBear

    MamaBear St Maries, ID Member

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    Howdy, :s0162:
    My name is Gretchen, I'm native to the PNW, we are in the process of moving back from living in exile in California. Hate, hate, hate it down here (never wanted to move here to begin with) and so happy to be moving back to the beautiful rivers, forests and mountains and a more free existence. We have a nice little place in N. Idaho and will not be looking back. :s0115:

    So happy we won't be denied so many of our rights anymore, try and get a ccw out there is nearly impossible, even after the supreme court ruling relaxed the laws a bit, especially in the town we lived in as you were not allowed to go through the county sheriff, you had to go through the city police. Even just buying a gun was a long drawn out task full of red tape.:(

    I'm married to a wonderful husband and mother of six girls (no, that is not a typo, we have six children and they are all girls), and we all love firearms (at least the ones who are old enough to shoot, lol). I especially love the revolvers, 1911s, milsurps and c&r guns. Love the history behind them/the design. Though, I'll admit I have enjoyed shooting some polymer guns as well.:p

    Looking forward to meeting you all :D
     
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  2. IronMonster

    IronMonster Free Idaho! Opinionated Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Well you sound like you will fit in around her just fine :D

    Welcome to the forum !
     
  3. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    Greetings! You picked a great place to move to!

    6 girls wow......I thought 2 were loud:eek:!
     
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  4. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Yes, Greetings and welcome back to America.:D
     
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  5. Monica Cowles

    Monica Cowles Grays Harbor, Washington Member, NRA (Life) USCCA, ACLDN, SAF (Life) Staff Member Silver Supporter

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    Welcome, Gretchen! :D It's good to have you here!
     
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  6. Kruejl

    Kruejl Hillsboro Moderator of the Coriolis effect Staff Member Gold Supporter

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    Welcome!!
     
  7. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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  8. MamaBear

    MamaBear St Maries, ID Member

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    Thanks for the warm welcome :)
     
  9. MamaBear

    MamaBear St Maries, ID Member

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    Cool! Thank you rick benjamin
     
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  10. 45alive

    45alive South Douglas County- Orygun Well-Known Member

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    Hi Gretchen, You and your Family:s0162: made a smart move coming back to N. Idaho. Been to Idaho about 15 years ago and it was how Oregon used to be, but still less crowded:s0118: than Oregon. Commiefornia has sent too many of its ANTI-FREAKS:s0026: :s0027::s0125: up to the PNW and I would NOT go down there to visit if someone paid me.:s0002: Hats Off to you Guys for Toughing it out down there !:s0090:
     
  11. MamaBear

    MamaBear St Maries, ID Member

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    Yes, I was of the same mind set, but unfortunately hubby was willing to be paid to live down here, lol. And most of his family is down here including his parents.
    Oregon has gone downhill since we left, and why we looked elsewhere when we were finally able to move back up. I was surprised how much like California the atmosphere in my home state had become. It's still a lot better in some ways, but not what I remembered or wanted.
    N. Idaho has the same atmosphere I remembered how Oregon used to be. My dad, brother and sister have also moved from Oregon out to N. Idaho and I'll be happy to be near my family again. My whole family is very freedom loving and limited government minded, and are happy out there. I have loved it out there every time we were out there looking for, and preparing our place (my profile pic is the scenery on our N. Idaho property). I can't wait to move back to America!
     
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  12. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Welcome to the site, Gretchen! Hope you enjoy it!:)
     
  13. shotsfired

    shotsfired Ridgefield Well-Known Member

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    Welcome Aboard:s0101:
     
  14. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Welcome!
     
  15. albin25

    albin25 Lewiston Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Idaho also gave my family asylum from California (10 years ago)
    Six girls??:s0001:any twins?.. or are they all custom one-offs?
     
  16. Lilhigbee

    Lilhigbee SE Portland Visit Target550.com Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Welcome to the site!! Gotta love Northern Idaho. Spent the night in Bonner's Ferry a couple of years ago and went for breakfast at the gas station/café north of town. As we were leaving there were three guys in the parking lot checking out a rifle. Not sure if buying/selling or just admiring, but no one even gave them a second look. Nice place!!
     
  17. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Yea that's great. Got a sister? lol.. just kidding!
    Welcome to the site.
     
  18. MamaBear

    MamaBear St Maries, ID Member

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    Nope, no twins. But it's not so big to us, both hubby and I come from families of 9 kids. Though hubby thought he'd have a son by now, lol.

    Yes, I got a great impression of the area too. I can't wait to say good riddance to Cali.

    :s0113: Actually, I've got four of them, but none are single, sorry.
     
  19. fredball

    fredball Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Welcome aboard!!!:s0067:
     
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