Tai, I said I'd return when I found just the right gift for you and I am a woman of my word.
So here I am again & here it is!
The perfect gift for an intrepid pioneer woman such as yourself: your very own Annie Oakley outfit!
Isn't it great!?
You'll be pleased to hear that the manufacturer provides alteration & adjustment services as part of the package .... like shortening sleeve lengths & taking up hems for little people.
Anyway, I hope you like it.
Happy belated birthday!
As I remember, Annie Oakley said that she began shooting
at the age of 8, when her mother put a rifle into her hands,
and commanded her to go and not to come back without lunch.
She said that her family liked to eat regularly,
so this process was repeated cyclically.
In time, shooting the local fauna became boringly ez,
so she began training herself in trick shooting during her foraging.
James (Wild Bill) Hickok told nearly the exact same account
from his age 9, elsewhere on the American prairie.
Practice makes perfect.