Sunday, June 21, 2009

Fish on

Everyone in my family is familiar with this story, but since today is Father's Day it's worth telling again.

I was about five years old and we were living in Montana. One day my dad took all the kids out fishing. I remember it being cold, so my mom sat in the car with our baby sister while we fished. I kept messing around with my rod (that's not a metaphor), and my dad found it annoying. At some point, my dad had enough and told me that if I did it one more time then I was going to have to go sit in the car.

I did it one more time.

He told me to go sit in the car.

I looked at my siblings and said, "Ha ha ha you guys. I get to go sit in the car, and you have to stay here and fish!"

The moment has been captured in one of my mother's cartoons about the family:

You have to admit that it's pretty funny considering the way my life has turned out thus far. I guess some of those fishing lessons stuck.

Thanks Dad. I love you!


Anonymous said...

I did always have a magnetic personality...
I love that story!

Boxer said...

Your Mom makes cartoons about the family?

What a cool family.

Happy Father's Day.

Anonymous said...

Aww that's a cute story. I can just imagine you as a little boy. I hope you had a Happy Father's Day Minnow.

TROLL Y2K said...

I'm guessing your bros look exactly like Bill Clinton too.

2 Dollar Productions said...

Ha. Good story & the drawing definitely adds to it. As long as you still get to eat the fish which were caught, then you were in especially good shape.

Dee Ice Hole said...

I think back a bunch about those days. They were fun. Do you remember when you caught that big fish and couldn't land it yourself so you dropped your pole and came running to get me to help you. I remember being pissed and thinking we'd never even find your pole again....but we did...and the fish was still on and we were able to land it. ;=) and it was the biggest fish of the day. I have laughed about that several times.

Native Minnow said...

Anonymous, not to rain on your parade, but I think it had more to do with the cold than your "magnetic personality" ;-)

Boxer, yeah, she has drawn hundreds of them over the years. My mom is amazing.

Romany Angel, you can't imagine me as a little boy? Most people can't imagine me as an adult.

Troll, I'm pretty much the only one who resembles Clinton. Lucky me.

$2, I did "get" to eat the fish, but I actually don't like fish. I'm a catch and release guy these days. Unless I need them for research purposes.

Dee Ice, I do remember that, and almost put that on here too. I don't think that was the same day, but I do think it was the same stream. I was such a stupid kid.

Lightning Strikes said...

Lol that story seriously cracks me up!! And we really do have the most amazing mom! I'm so glad she wrote down all the things we did growing up!

Anonymous said...

I said I CAN imagine you as a little boy silly. I'm imagining you with a cute little face and lots of hair and freckles? Am I close?