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Another View By Linda Steiner In the Weave of a Life I N THE WEAVE of every life there is thread that is the wild outdoors, even if it is just a show watched on TV, a deer seen on a drive through a park or a backyard sparrow. In one life close to my own, the tapestry included wildlife, wild places and the recreations that are done there, because of her children. My mother was the last of her generation in the family. She outlived her siblings, but her time came last fall, a week before her 83rd birthday. There was and still is grief that she is gone, but that is softened by the mercy of an easy death at the end of a long and full life. With my mom’s passing, I find myself on the front line of the “older generation” in my family. While Mom was alive, she let me still be a child. No, that’s not exactly right; she let me still be young. But it was already getting hard for me to be “young,” as my great nephew just turned six. When my dad died a few years back, “home” was still there for me. My mom remained in the house where I grew up. Now that has changed. With Mom’s death, my brother and I have the chores of selling the house and going through and clearing out her beMOM posted family photos on her refrigerator, including ones of her children and grandchildren with their hunting successes. As long as we were smiling, as I am here with the buck I took in the fall, the photo was dear to her heart. longings. Items that Mom treasured will be given to those who will continue to treasure them. Useful items will go to those who can continue to use them. Some items may be sold; others will be disposed of. A life has ended and lives go on. Going through Mom’s things is both a sad and happy experience. “Imagine, she kept this!” we exclaim, when we find some bit of kindergarten artwork of ours that she kept from more than half a century ago. Mom stashed family photos in cupboards, cabinets and dresser drawers throughout the house, as well as in boxes in the attic. We’re finding pictures of Mom as a baby; my mom and my dad, then a young sailor; my brother and me as infants and as we grew up; her grandchildren. How rich was the fabric of her life. And how her life enriched mine. No one else can have the same relationship to you as your mother. Mom was always proud of my Bob Steiner GAME NEWS

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010

Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010
Life & Times of the Whitetail Biologist
Contents
The Scofflaws
The Last Shot
Hunters Connect with the Chesapeake Bay
Chasing the Dream
The Barberry Grouse
Mentored Youth Program Gobbler
The A Team
Hand-Me-Downs
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist’s Eye
Straight from the Bowstring
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Fun Game
Crossings
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Life & Times of the Whitetail Biologist
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - The Scofflaws
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - The Last Shot
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Hunters Connect with the Chesapeake Bay
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Chasing the Dream
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - The Barberry Grouse
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Mentored Youth Program Gobbler
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - The A Team
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Hand-Me-Downs
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Field Notes
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Another View
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 56
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Straight from the Bowstring
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Fun Game
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Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - March 2010 - Crossings
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