True friends are few and far between .Several years back in Sept of 1995 . I came to know a man by the name of Vance Brown.We met at a hunting camp in Union South Carolina by the name of Whippowill Hunt Camp.We became best of friends. We just seem to have a lot of things in common. We deer hunted together every weekend of the Deer season.We had made plans to hunt the sping turkey season.He ask my wife and I to come to visit him at his home in Linville Falls after deer hunting was over.He owned a christmas tree farm with 18 acres of trees. My wife made plans to go visit him in Feb of 1996.We went to his home the first of Feb on a saturday and stayed all day.He gave us a tour of his farm and told us all about tree farming.So we left for home that day I did not know that would be the last time I would see Vance alive.When The Turkey season opened some thing came up that I would get to hunt the open week.I called Vance and informed him and he said he would go on down and hunt alone.On Tues of that first week Vance had not been seen in the campground.They thought he had went home and his family thought he was still hunting.So a week went by before they knew he was missing. His fiance' called my wife on the following Sat to inform us he was missing.We went down to hunt camp after church on Sunday to help find him.Vance had been missing for a week by now.All his friends on the life saving crew brought their 4 wheelers down from the mountains to look for him. After 2 weeks of searching a preacher and his wife were out walking and one said they smelled a fowl odor.They walked over to the side of road and they spotted a red truck at the base of a ravine.They called authoraties at a command post setup nearby.His son in law was there and he identified his badly decomposed body.I still miss old Vance.He was indeed a true friend.:0a16: The good Lord sent another true friend my way by the name of Steve. He is better know as Dragger on the BOC.I have only known Steve for ten months. He and his wife Debbie have become a true friend to me and my wife. He has drift fishing down to an art. He sure has taught me a lot.I commend Steve on all his different talents the Lord has given him and he shares them with others.If you have a best friend let them know.Because it's to late after they are gone.:thumbsup: Ace :cat: N.C.