Do you remember it? I do because my Dad taught me the most valuable lesson he could... I was 7 or just 8 when I went with Pop to pick up my brother at our Scout Master's house. Mr. Beebe had 16 acres that we camped on almost every weekend. On Sunday afternoons we were allowed to take out our riffles and shoot on his range after everyone cleared out of the camp sites. I was still too young for Scouts but since my Brother and I shared a room and he had just gotten a Marlin 60 for Christmas, Pop wanted me to learn about firearm safety. I had just finished building a model of a Corvette all by myself and was very proud of it. Pop told me to bring it along and we went to Beebe's place. The Scouts were cleared out and those that would be shooting were setting out targets on the backstop. Pop told me to go put the vette on the top of the target holder. When I came back he had me sit with Beebe. I listened as Beebe described what to do, what I should see, how to chamber a round, and finally how to fire. When I saw the plastic car explode in the scope I was elated.... then sad, I had just blown away my pride and joy! Pop leaned in and asked, "Now do you know the difference between cartoons and real life? You NEVER point a weapon at something you don't want killed, gone, dead...never to return". Lesson well learned. My Kids never got to meet Beebe, he died two days after my wedding. But my Dad is thrilled that I still use that lesson to teach my kids about firearm safety. There is never a time when my kids (6 and 13) have asked about a firearm that I haven't stopped everything I was doing to go over gun safety and how to properly handle a firearm. I would rather they get curious with me than get hurt. Thanks to Beebe and my Dad I can pass this on to my sons.