Last weekend, my hunting widow joined me and the pup for a visit to the grouse woods.

 

Meredith Godfrey of Golden Valley, Minnesota became Meredith St.Pierre on October 8, 2005 and forever joined the ranks of hunting widows. 

Today, I depart for Michigan's Upper Peninsula in pursuit of ruffed grouse and timberdoodle with buddies Anthony Hauck and Matt Kucharski.  In five years of marriage, I'll miss my fifth consecutive anniversary tomorrow. 

In my defense, I explained the future problems of an October wedding to Meredith during our wedding date selection discussion. In all actuality, Meredith is about as low maintenance a gal as you'll find when it comes to my hunting addictions.  In five years of missed anniversaries and autumn absences, I can count our conflicts over hunting adventures on one thumb. 

So, if you'll indulge me for one blog, I'd like to wish my beautiful hunting widow a "Happy Anniversary" tomorrow so I don't have to sleep on the couch with the dog when I get home. 

Love you Mere!