Born in Northwest Illinois along the Big Muddy and grew up there until Uncle Sam gave a bunch of us an all expense paid vacation cruise to S.E. Asia. Meanwhile, all the jobs on RR and Army Depot dried up.
Made a "living" in Kalifornistan until finally got out and moved to Idaho 12 years ago.
Live now in S.E. Michigan.
Born in Pa, Dad's side been there since we left Ireland and Germany for that colony.
First muzzle loader fired was Grampa's old single barrel (reamed out CW musket bbl) shotgun, 1954.