What a disapointment George

Submitted by Tenbears on 10/16/05 at 10:05 AM. ( )

After knowing you read the post on how we got started in Taxidermy. I went back to look. Hoping I would be able to read how you and Barney Rubble, began skinning brontosaurs and all. I was so disappointed. LOL

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While posting it, I was also hopeing......

This response submitted by John on 10/16/05 at 11:54 AM. ( JAKE2825@clearwire.net )

George would inform us as to when he "Saw the light". Come on George tell us, curious minds want to know.LOL. John

You guys are tough

This response submitted by George on 10/16/05 at 1:28 PM. ( georoof@aol.com )

In actuality, I don't recall when I started because I was born into that type of environment. We didn't have big game in Central South Carolina back in the mid-40's, but we routinely shot hawks and owls trying to scarf up on our chicken coop and squirrel, rabbit, and quail were often the only meat we had on the table. I guess I was 7 or 8 when I shot my first squirrel. We always skinned them by cutting the back and pulling the halves apart. I wanted a "trophy" so I skinned out the tail and poured DUZ powdered clothes detergent down the tail. I shook it out and slipped it over a sparkleberry switch. It dried and lasted about 10 years before the family dog found in one night and destroyed it. I've been "stuffin" critters ever since and at 12, (1958) I graduated from Northwest School of Taxidermy. In the 47 subsequent years, I haven't improved on that technique a whole lot. Fortunately, the older I get, the better I was.


This response submitted by ByGolly on 10/17/05 at 11:12 AM. ( )

Do you have a source for Duz Detergent?

Yep, sure do

This response submitted by George on 10/18/05 at 10:29 PM. ( )

1960 A&P store in West Columbia, SC. It was the sponsor of "Superman" on the radio.

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