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Money, Family, Ducks

March 15, 2013 - Kim Collette
That is the tagline for the A & E television show Duck Dynasty. The series introduced us to the Robertson family, a Louisiana family living the American Dream. The family stays true to their family values, lifestyle and religion. The family business started in a shed in the backyard where Phil Robertson spent years making duck calls from Louisiana cedar trees. The business is now known as Duck Commander and makes top of the line duck calls and decoys. The business is now run by Phil's son Willie. Willie is helped out by his brother Jase, their respective wives Korie and Missy, patriarch and found of the company Phil, and Uncle Si. All together they run a booming business, but the family still gets together at the end of each day at matriarch Miss Kay's dinner table. What's great about this show is that it truly does follow what we all strive for with the American Dream. These are real people who have found success in duck calls of all things. The show is funny, lighthearted and very entertaining. There are some things I have learned about the Robertson family since my fiance got me hooked Duck Dynasty. Phil has become quite the legend in Louisiana and the duck hunting community. He played college football at Louisiana Tech University, starting ahead of HOF Terry Bradshaw. He was actually drafted by the NFL after his junior year. Phil, however, turned it down and quit football because it interfered with duck season and he was not interested in having "large, violent men chasing me and trying to stomp me in the dirt." Silas "Si" Robertson, Phil's youngest brother, is a Vietnam war veteran. Si is actually a married man even though we don't see his wife on the show. Si is known for his story telling and quotes and his over use of the phrase "hey!" And, Si doesn't go anywhere without his blue plastic cup which his mom sent him while he was serving overseas. Take the time to watch at least one episode of Duck Dynasty. It truly is a show about the All American Dream.

Until next time!


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