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Happy Birthday to Me

Happy Birthday to Me

By Mike Handley

Nothing says Happy Birthday more than a sleepover, right? To Brett Mowery’s way of thinking, staying the night at his mother’s house on her 91st birthday would be the perfect gesture, so long as that night ended at 4:30 a.m. Brett had every intention of bowhunting Monday morning, Oct. 24. He was up early, making coffee and fixing himsel...

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