Re: NANFA-- butter cat
Tue, 13 Mar 2001 03:33:47 EST

In a message dated 3/13/01 12:00:19 AM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

<< I remember thinking how awful
that stuff tasted. Nothing like it-- kids on a warm summer night sitting
under the stars with a Coleman lantern attracting moths and other insects,
listening to the sounds in the darkness-- frogs and crickets and the
occasional owl or whip-or-will, and sometimes even catching some fish but
usually catching our hooks on snags and not being able to even see our
lines in the water.

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA >>

I used to go fishing when we were in high school with a lantern, an
intoxicant, and a 22. Across the river from our big tree fishing hole was a
rack heap left by the winter floods. You could see the shinning eyes of rats
in the lamp light running around on the rack heap and when fishing got slow
we would shoot rats by lantern light. Sometimes I think I did my boys a
disservice by living where they couldn't experience such things. We still get
in target practice but somehow a day at the range just isn't the same. I
caught the most beautiful blue catfish I had ever seen like that one night
with just a cane pole and a crayfish. Nineteen inches long and sky blue, that
catfish nearly pulled me into the water! Memories like that can't be bought.


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