Re: NANFA-- extreme collecting

Doug Dame (
Tue, 10 Dec 2002 17:49:40 -0500

BG wrote:

>> That's a man.......
>> Even reading this sends chills all the way up my spine!
>> The southern NANFAN WHO THINKS 60 degrees is COLD WATER!

Oh, the stories (some would say lies) you fisher-people tell ... so amazing.
But fun.

I KNOW FOR A FACT from years of personal observations that the minimum
temperature for fresh-water in its liquid form is 72 degrees, straight out of
the spring and the aquifer. And even then, if you dip your big toe in it for
more than five minutes, you'll likely get hypothermia and end up in a hospital
emergency room.

REAL "extreme collecting" is taking one small step in knee-deep water and then
suddenly looking up and wondering "Gee, I wonder how many feet straight up I
have to go to get back to the top of the muck?? Where's my snorkel? Here it
is ... oh whoops, why is it wriggling? Get away from here, you danged ol'

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Doug Dame
Interlachen FL
Waders ... why that's just another word
for egrets and herons and such.
- Bubba's Southern Dictionary
(Oxford MS, 1974)
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