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RIP Harris Ilsley..NH fur Handler #6628739
09/29/19 07:35 PM
09/29/19 07:35 PM
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We lost a great fur handler and friend Sept 26 2019. Harris was putting up fur until he was 85 years old....he turned 89 in August. No skinning machines and no helper. I spent many nights sitting by his wood stove and talking trapping,bee keeping,the Red Sox’s...and everything in between. He was one of a kind for sure....lived very simple....didn’t even have a phone....and a small TV that never worked. Harris never went to the doctors until he was 86. Still had his eye sight,hearing, teeth, and a sharp mind. Rest In Peace Harris .


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Re: RIP Harris Ilsley..NH fur Handler [Re: Nessmuck] #6628841
09/29/19 09:08 PM
09/29/19 09:08 PM
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Wow, that is a loss to you personally and to all of us, even though. May he RIP.


I wonder if tap dancers walk into a room, look at the floor, and think, I'd tap that. I wonder about things.....
Re: RIP Harris Ilsley..NH fur Handler [Re: Nessmuck] #6628913
09/29/19 10:12 PM
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Sorry for your loss Mike

Godspeed

Re: RIP Harris Ilsley..NH fur Handler [Re: Nessmuck] #6628996
09/30/19 04:33 AM
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sorry for your loss ,sounds like the kind of man I would have like to have met

Re: RIP Harris Ilsley..NH fur Handler [Re: Nessmuck] #6629003
09/30/19 04:43 AM
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Sorry to hear about Harris, he sure put up a pile of fur and enjoyed carving his birds. Have been in his place a number of times.

Re: RIP Harris Ilsley..NH fur Handler [Re: Nessmuck] #6629004
09/30/19 04:43 AM
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Thanks for posting. Really enjoyed it. Who’s gonna fill their shoes? Many of us have had similar men in our lives.

Re: RIP Harris Ilsley..NH fur Handler [Re: kytrapper] #6629007
09/30/19 04:47 AM
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Originally Posted by kytrapper
Thanks for posting. Really enjoyed it. Who’s gonna fill their shoes? Many of us have had similar men in our lives.

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Re: RIP Harris Ilsley..NH fur Handler [Re: Nessmuck] #6629017
09/30/19 05:23 AM
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thanks Ness..that is how I grew up also visiting and selling fur to Nick Wyshinski in Berwick,Pa...sitting near the stove and watching him put up fur and he would sit down and talk about the issues of the day..years gone by

Re: RIP Harris Ilsley..NH fur Handler [Re: Nessmuck] #6629018
09/30/19 05:25 AM
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Great video. Thank you for sharing and sorry about your loss.

Re: RIP Harris Ilsley..NH fur Handler [Re: Nessmuck] #6629020
09/30/19 05:35 AM
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Everybody should be lucky enough to have a character like Harris in their lives at some point.

Sorry for your loss.


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