Photo of I'M EARL by CHRIS MATHAN
Earl and Margaret Drew, formerly of Massachusetts, now residing in North Carolina, also made the trek farther south this winter! They stayed with George and Mary Tracy in Hurtsboro, Ala., escaping the formidible amounts of snow that blanketed New England, and the colder-than-usual weather in North Carolina.
While they were in Hurtsboro, they trained and ran their pointer, I'm Earl, in the National Amateur Free-For-All at Sedgefields Plantation, near Union Springs, Ala. Eighty-three dogs were drawn and, happily for Earl and Margaret, I'm Earl made the hour and didn't get lost! He had one back and a large covey find on wild birds.
He also got to have his picture taken by master photographer, Chris Mathan, of Maine, who was also down South escaping the rotten New England weather!
Good to see all these local folks on the road!