TrodlerFest
2018 Great Red Ryder BB Gun Shoot-Out
August 2-5 2018 @ The TrodlerFest

Ralphie as Adult: Round One was over. heh heh. Parents one, kids, zip. I can feel the Christmas noose beginning to tighten. Maybe, what happened next, was inevitable.

Mother: Ralphie, what would you like for Christmas?

Ralphie as Adult: Horrified, I heard myself blurt it out!

Ralphie: I want a Red Ryder carbine action two-hundred shot range model air rifle.
[Realizing he's made a mistake]

Ralphie: Ohhhhhhh...

Mother: No, you'll shoot your eye out.

Ralphie as Adult: Oh no! It was a classic, mother BB-gun block. "You'll shoot your eye out!" That deadly phrase honored many times by hundreds of mothers was not surmountable by any means known to Kid-dom, but such as my mania, my desire for a Red Ryder carbine, that I immediately began to rebuild the dike.

Opa as Adult: OK Kids don’t ask your Mom if the Shoot out is OK, she will never understand, deal directly with your Dad.  Ask your Dad if he ever owned an Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle!
So here is the plan.  I am going to setup the shooting range in the back yard.  I will have plenty of that ammo we need to shoot all of those bad robbers, oops I mean tin cans.  When we shoot, you should have your Mom and Dad down at the shooting range.  We want them to see how well you shoot.  Also remember the most important thing is SAFTY.  You don’t want to shoot your eye out, Kid.

Location: TrodlerFest

Date: August 2-5, 2018

Scene One: “The Plan”

Opa as Adult: OK Kids don’t ask your Mom if the Shoot out is OK, she will never understand, deal directly with your Dad.  Ask your Dad if he ever owned an Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle!

So here is the plan.  I am going to setup the shooting range in the back yard.  I will have plenty of that ammo we need to shoot all of those bad robbers, oops I mean tin cans.  When we shoot, you should have your Mom and Dad down at the shooting range.  We want them to see how well you shoot.  Also remember the most important thing is SAFETY.  You don’t want to shoot your eye out, Kid.


Opa as Adult:  Website has been updated.


Scene One: “The Responses”

Brenda: Liam is very excited for the new event!


Heidi: Ditto Liam. The boys can't wait (even the big boy Brian)!


Mara: I must be missing something - what's the new event?


Tim: Gus is an old salt, he's been shooting for years. (A picture was included as proof of Gus’s Red Ryder BB Gun shooting ability.)


Brenda: LOL,  Liam will bring his own as well. And yes, this momma is in it to win it!!


Opa as Adult: I guess Oma and Opa are going to have to come up with prizes!!


Andy: Over competitive mommas with Red Rider BB guns. Maybe i should seek shelter during that event. WHAT DID YOU SAY?!?!


Opa as Adult: Mara, The New event is “The Great Red Ryder BB Gun Shoot”


Carrie: Sounds like some target practicing is needed. It's been a while, but my skills will be sharpen by then. 1st place, here I come!


Mara: Oooops, I think I skipped that part and went straight to "Trodlerfest".  Got it.Fun Fun!  Maybe we will even bring our Red Ryder BB Gun. This mother is totally game!


Mara: and NO WAY - does this mean Mr Swain is actually going to make it?!?!?!?!?!


Heidi: Not set in stone, but it is likely


Tim: Andy,....There is a refrigerator, located in the depths of the basement. There you will find solace, the safety of concrete wall and much liquid sustenance. I will cover you. GO!


Andy: Ka-Ching! our bunker it is!


Opa as Adult:  Kids, just take a big breath, you know that there aren’t any bad robbers in the back yard, and we are only going to have our BB Guns, but..... I do remember seeing Ralphie chewing and spitting some tobacco when he went out in the back yard to kick some butt that day with his Red Ryder BB Gun. Anyone up for chewing tobacco and shooting, that would follow the movie more closely??

I just don’t know what went wrong with this younger generation. I guess I’m the only responsible adult around here.  I’m headed out to practice shooting.

(Next Day)


Andy:  in that case, better get ‘yerself' some nice heavy brass spittoons!


Mara: I think your age is getting to you, Opa.  Maybe gum. Let’s stick with that. 


Uncle Fred: No back yard fence ?


Colleen: If you and my dad are the responsible adults I think we are all in trouble.


Oma: Hehehe, yah I told Opa there is Big League gum that’s shredded. We can stick with that.


Andy: or icicles?


Colleen: Maybe spitting sunflowers seeds better than chewing tobacco?


Scene Two:  “What are you talking about” (Telephone and text conversation)


Opa as Adult: (text) Don’t worry about a BB Gun, I pulled your BB Gun out of the safe.


Matt: (text) Haha, I have my old BB gun here at home already.


Phone Rings.............


Opa as Adult: (Telephone) Just bring it here and I will get it all cleaned up and oiled.


Matt:  What are you talking about.


Opa as Adult:  I just sent and email out about updating the website for the TrodlerFest.


Matt: I haven’t checked my personal email account like in about 4 months.  So,.... the BB Gun is in reference the the TrodlerFest?  I check my work email all the time, not my personal email.


Opa as Adult:  Just go to trodler.net and read the story on the home page I have started.


Matt: OK Pop, Thanks.


Opa as Adult: Bye


Opa as Kid:  Wow these adults better get their act together.  Now I know what your talking about Paige.


Scene Three:  (to be continued)

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