Wilbur Estes was inter alia, a great shuffler, a great human being, and a great story teller!! Earlier I shared with you “A Courtin by Wilbur” > (Link below)We see Wilbur, “The Guy Who Wrote The Book”, on the left. You will note that he is sporting “The Shuffler.org Cap” If you have one, hang on to it!! Alf Primeau and I operated The Shuffler.org website for many years, and for several of those years, Wilbur was one of our prime contributors. At this point I should tell you that Wilbur is now deceased, leaving us on October 31st, 2008. The name of Wilbur’s most sought after Shuffleboard Book is titled “Modular Shuffleboard”. If you have a copy, hang on to it >> or you could give it to me!! lol.
The Story I am now going to share with you is “The Pat’rige Hunt”. x2-of-2-the-patrige-hunt And now you know in what state Wilbur lived in!! lol In this Story, true as far as I know, Wilbur demonstrates his considerable writing skills. The “Hunt” actually takes place on the Davis Farm, but I don’t believe it is the farm of the Family of Dick Davis, of the Davis Memorial. Having said that, it could be, as Dick too is a ‘Mainiac”!!
Here is the link to “A Courtin by Wilbur”, posted earlier: https://celebrate100yearsofshuffleboard.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/2006-08-09-23a-courtin-by-wilbur.pdf
If you wish to re-read remarks on the occasion of Wilbur’s induction into the FSA HOF: https://theshuffler.net/2014/05/03/wilbur-the-man-who-wrote-the-book-is-inducted-into-the-fsa-hall-of-fame/
Stan McCormack, 2016 11 20.