We spent Saturday at the Illinois Highland Games, followed by a pig roast at the home of a Marine Friend. Thus no Political Digest on Sunday. Sorry.
Clan Donald is raffling off the beautiful, handmade flintlock fowler in these picture. That's the gunsmith, Darrin, holding it in the middle between Bonnie and me. If you are into reproductions of old guns, this is a classic. They say it was appraised at over $6,000 and I believe it. I don't see a place on the website to buy tickets, but they told me to send my check ($5 each, or 6 tickets for $25) to:
But I already sent for my tickets, and given my luck with the lotto, I'm due!
The website does have a slide show of details of the gun, and a short video of it being fired.