How To Catch A Fish (Sort Of)

By age nine, I would delicately,

with my right hand, fold down the sharp fins of a Sunfish.

Why?

So I could use my left hand to insert the rusty pliars into the gasping mouth of my catch to retrieve the swallowed hook.

If I was lucky.

If I wasn't lucky, I'd stare at my motionless bobber for hours.

*Some backstory: My older brother (third of eight) allowed me to fish with him if I did whatever he said, and didn't cry. He was SERIOUS about fishing. I had glasses and greasy blonde hair.

**Some backstory about the backstory: My brother was born in September, and I was already a sprouted seed in our Mom's belly by the next Summer.

I think I've used the bobber-watching metaphor before, but it is APT. Everyday, I wait for my agent to tell me to get the rusty pliars.

Why doesn't he ever tell me to get the rusty pliars??

He just tells me to "hang in there."

Oh, back to my Mom... She has 22 grandkids. This is her with the latest:

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

 

Comments

May 23, 2014

Judy Judy Judy.  Lookin' Good, as always.  Yeah yeah yeah, I double as tthe Card Chick Momma's Groupie, as well.  Busy me.

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