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Turkey Shoot

chronicled by
Mike Munsil

In 1964 we had the annual Turkey Shoot at the Gamboa Skeet Range. I was just old enough to enter so I paid my $0.50 and shot. You fired one round from a shotgun at a small paper target and the bb closest to the crosshairs won.

I won a bottle of rum. When my Dad tried to confiscate it I made an enormous scene and forced him (with the bystanders cheering me on) to pay me $5.00 for the bottle of rum. Then I was going to buy 10 more tickets and hopefully make a bundle off him, but he wouldn't let me. Said it was too expensive. Dad didn't know whether to be mad or proud, so instead he just drank the rum.

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