Friday, January 30, 2009
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Macbeth really hits it right when he states that, “There’s daggers in men’s smiles.” In my life I have noticed many times where I have seen this smile. Some of those smiles even come from me. There is one time and place were I see the most every year though. I see the most smiles with daggers at my grandpas hunting cabin. The first night of the opening season for rifle hunting is when they all come out. The first round of the smiles is when everyone gets back and gets to tell their stories of how they got their deer. My very first year I went out, I had the biggest smile of all; I was the only person to shoot a buck. I was so happy and all I could think about for the rest of the day was going into the cabin to collect my money from everyone else said they were going to be putting into the buck pool. On the other hand the buck that I shot was one of the smallest bucks ever shot on that land, but when it is your first year at getting to shooting something though a took a shot knowing I would be made fun of. My night of winning was not over yet though. After we had finished our dinner, some of my grandpa’s friends like to come to the cabin and gamble and exchange hunting stories for a while. When everyone showed up we cleared the table and started to play Mickey Mouse. It’s a game where you have three quarters and you get one card each round and you want the highest card, so you do not have to put one of your quarters in. Once everyone has their cards the person left of the dealer starts out by either trading or switching cards with the person to the left of you. On the other hand, if the person to the left of you has a king, you are stuck with the card you have. Once the trading or saying good goes back to the dealer they can cut or stay. This game brings out many smiles filled with daggers because if you are the one person with the king face down you just sit with excitement and try to hide it so you can stop the lower card from getting to you. Well the game moves a long and it finally comes down to three people, my uncle Mikey, Nathen my brother, and I. Nathen gets knocked out with a stopping card from my uncle. Then there was just him and I left, he had one quarter left and I had two, but he was the dealer. I lost one coin, and then I was the dealer. We traded, I had the lower card, and I cut and got the higher card. I was smiling ear to ear and I remember that I was thinking I was the best; no one could stop me now.