Jeneric Jeneralities ~ by JenIG
November 21st, 2006
The Igs Take Cabellas by Storm

We don’t have a Cabellas in TN.  We have Bass Pro Shop which is pretty much its equivalent, except Cabellas seems to have a larger assortment of dead animals to gawk at and spar with.  From the pictures below you can see how shy BoBo gets whenever we go into public.  Poor homeschoolers.  They’re such introverts.


Your wallet or your life


He got me


Now I know what my son does while I'm not looking; unbeknownst to me I was about to lose my head.


Is it unethical or politically incorrect to shoot a stuffed dog?  I probably would have told him to knock that off if I'd have seen him, but I was in the clothing section with Coie.


Are you gonna let him take that thing in the car?


Hi, my name is Dippy Crockett of the wild frontier. Do you like my hat?



20 points (200 points according to *somebody’s* pinochle rules) for Gramma Sally for picking out the best idea ever to bring the kids on a Sunday afternoon.


Speaking of pinochle, my in-laws murdered us in the first championship game.  Yet we shall overcome.  I'm just warming up. Have a super Thanksgiving!  I am thankful for a family that I love and for never having to be bored.  How about you?


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  1. KimMurphy said,

    on November 21st, 2006 at 11:30 am

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    One of our pastors once mentioned, during his sermon, the giddy feeling he gets upon arriving at the Bass Pro Shop. At the time, I didn’t know what it was. But I can see now that it’s like a zoo, right? For veerrrrry sloooowwww, possibly geriatric animals? Or maybe Bobo is the “deer whisperer?” Anyway, thanks for the pictures of your socially awkward kids, and their *perfectly normal* mother. By the way, are you turning that fish into sushi for Thanksgiving?

  2. jayfromcleveland said,

    on November 21st, 2006 at 11:32 am

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    Cool beans! I’ve driven by that Cabella’s a couple times and from the outside it looks to be a veritable superstore of redneck blood sporting! Does anyone actually buy anything there or does everyone just walk around and gawk?

    So how do you play pinocle anyway? I’ve heard of it but never learned. The rednecks in Ohio all play Eucher, but I never learned that either. We pretty much stick to UNO around the Ryan Funny Farm.


    on November 21st, 2006 at 11:47 am

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    Bobo looks like he’s throwing up. What are you feeding him?

  4. MuckFootMom said,

    on November 21st, 2006 at 12:18 pm

    hey are you in my state?

    I’ve never been to a Cabellas. I’m so lame. I know there’s one around here, somewhere (hunts under the desk heap) … we were up to Jay’s Sporting Goods which is very similar, with the dead animals all around. Kinda creepy how they’re always lookin’ at you.

  5. StitchNchick said,

    on November 21st, 2006 at 12:53 pm

    Welcome to my world, my dear..

    …or is it “deer”?

    You see, my husband and children (3 boys) live for Cabela’s, Bass Pro, and Gander Mtn. We have been known on a Saturday to stop by and visit things like bobcats and fawns in Gander Mtn’s parking lot. On my middle son’s Christmas list last year was a bottle of “doe in heat” urine…and I bought it. When remodeling the boys’ bedrooms, I asked my oldest what color scheme he wanted and the reply was “hunter orange.” This is the same child whose dream is to own a mounted trophy buck and a jackalope. I’ve been a good sport, but I have drawn the line at camo recliners with “mystery pelts” over the back (eww eww eww). By the way, in my house we have not one, but THREE of those GIANT fish that you have pictured! You are fortunate to be able to have a daughter to look at clothes with…the closest thing I get to that is buying Carhartt’s and camo thermal underwear. (“Bitter, party of one.”) Tee hee..

    Have a Happy Thanksgiving!


  6. Mariel said,

    on November 21st, 2006 at 1:52 pm

    Greetings-Happy (almost) Thanksgiving!

    As always, dear Mrs. Ig, you have managed to squeeze another laugh out of me! Those are such funny pictures! Especially the “What my son does when I am not looking” or “unbeknowest to me I was about to lose my head” picture. Oh, and I love Coie’s face in the picture of “James and the Giant Fish”!-open-mouthed and gawking! Har Har Har. Thank you for posting those pics!

    Oh, and much thanks for your very encouraging comment on my latest post! I was truly touched.

    “The wind may blow,

    But there is One

    Who will hold you fast,

    Even to the end of the age!”



    on November 21st, 2006 at 1:55 pm

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    Deer Jen,

    Joe got himself two of them deers at the Burgraff land this past weekend. Tell Geoff if he wants some to get out there quick before those local boys get them all.

    Seriosuly we have two more deer for the freezer because of Mr Burgraffs hospitality. I still have not been up there but that swing dose scare me. Your braver than me!

    Don’t forget the get together on the first weekend in December. I think you said you wrote it down.


    ps oh and one other thing – I heard they opened a Gander Mtn in Way west Knoxville.

    psssst – Oh and another thing – we stopped at the Cabellas in Pennsyvania on our last trip back from the East Coast. We were so early we had to wait for it to open. It was a treat!

    Maria – who needs to get a new purse! I am still using my “summer” one.

  8. anyachristine said,

    on November 21st, 2006 at 7:44 pm

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    Those pictures are great! There isn’t a Cabellas store here either…..but, we’re not really into the “hunting thing” so I wouldn’t say that we’ve missed it, but it looks like you guys had a blast!

    Hope your Thanksgiving is full of love and laughter!

    Christy 🙂

  9. nsremom said,

    on November 21st, 2006 at 11:09 pm

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    How clever to bring your camera on an ‘ordinary’ trip.

    I shudder at the photos I could have taken today with my 4 kids at the grocery store 2 days before Thanksgiving……..shudder.

  10. proudmommaof3 said,

    on November 23rd, 2006 at 1:49 am


    Are you sure that isn’t my boy? I thought mine was the only one that acted like that. I feel better now that I know my son could be “normal”. HeeHee.

    Have a Blessed Thanksgiving. And hope you beat those in-laws at pinochle!!

    To answer your question – I am never bored. Even getting a moment to sit on the couch and do nothing is not boredom, it’s heaven.

  11. tatertots said,

    on November 23rd, 2006 at 7:00 am

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    Ha ha! Great pictures! I hope ya’ll have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Stop by soon.


  12. hiplvmom2 said,

    on November 23rd, 2006 at 10:26 am

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  13. dawilli said,

    on November 23rd, 2006 at 7:32 pm

    Hi there!

    Cabella’s is the best! My husband took my younger son there for his birthday and let him pick out his own present- he came home with that gun! And his own camping set- tent and sleeping bag contained in a coordinating backpack… he was a very content boy.

    Hope the rest of your time visiting was/is wonderful,

    Happy Thanksgiving,


  14. wardssward said,

    on November 24th, 2006 at 12:01 am

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    Enjoyed the pictures! It’s comforting to know that we don’t have the only goofy kiddos around. They sure keep things lively, don’t they? 🙂


  15. drewsfamilytx said,

    on November 24th, 2006 at 1:17 am

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    If you ever get tired of fun and excitement, I will gladly take those two rascals off your hands!

    And yes, poor homeschoolers. Especially those Ig kids…They really need to come out of their shells.



  16. Garrisongang said,

    on November 24th, 2006 at 8:24 am

    What a family!

    Mrs. Ig! Some great photos of the kids. What a gang of kids they are too. I wish we had big stores like that over here. But we have to be satisfied with the village post office, and the occasional Walmart (they are starting to invade even these hallowed British shores).

    By the way, I have hired special blog spies to keep a close eye on your blogs, so don’t try posting anything crazy and untoward. (Know what I mean?) I can become unpleasant if unduly bloggingly provoked. Say hi to all the Igarashis.

  17. JenIG said,

    on November 24th, 2006 at 9:10 am

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    Mr. Garrison, surely you know that if I’m told that I ought not do something, the chances of me doing what I’ve been told I ought not more than double. That should make you nervous. Rather, a better tactic would be for you to say things like, “Mrs. Ig, I can’t wait for you to post that spectacular video of myself” OR “Mrs. Ig, how much Cadburys will it take and where do you want it shipped?”

  18. Garrisongang said,

    on November 24th, 2006 at 9:53 am

    Cadburys threat?

    Mrs. Ig,

    If I didn’t know better, I would think that your last comment was bordering on blatant blogland blackmail. Incidentally, I just came back from the Post Office over here. They are now selling Cadburys Creme Eggs in chocolate bar form. How great is that? Allright… How many bars will it take to keep your blog video screen blank? I’m ready to negotiate. Go easy on me.

  19. JenIG said,

    on November 24th, 2006 at 12:10 pm

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    I’m not sure, Mr. Garrison. Knowing that I now have so much control and power, I’m sure I’ll have to give that some thought.

    ; )

  20. jaminacema said,

    on November 26th, 2006 at 9:00 pm


    Love the pictures! I can tell they were having a GREAT time!


  21. Anonymous said,

    on November 28th, 2006 at 11:05 am

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    Cabela's is a field trip all on its own. We stopped there on our way to Alma, MI on Wednesday.

    Edited by dollarsandsense on Nov. 28, 2006 at 9:06 AM

  22. foxvalleyfamily said,

    on November 28th, 2006 at 2:03 pm

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    LOL! Oh those pictures are SO funny!

    We went to a waterpark and they had a stuffed/mounted lion in the lobby.

    My DS (then 5 yrs old) had to ‘ham it up’ and make us take pictures of him being ‘attacked’ by the lion. They were hysterical!

    (It looks like he and your son would get along great!) 😉


  23. eyecorn said,

    on November 28th, 2006 at 10:13 pm

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    We have Gander Mountain stores here. And, I think I’m gonna grab the kids, the digital camera and drive the hour to the store for the incredible photo ops! You have some great material here for those postcard inserts in your Christmas cards or one of those custom calendars! You know what he was doing with that oar? He wanted to see if you really do have eyes in the back of your head!! So, you were in the clothing section…. did you get a camo outfit with a bright orange hat???

    p.s. I posted as porchsteps but deleted it…how embarassing…too many blogging identities for my brain.

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