Day 94 - Fish'n.
Day 94 - Oh! Hi. It's Sunday. It's a good day to go fish'n. When I was a kid, my mom would load the three of us, my sister, brother and me, in the back of a dark blue, rusty Ford pick up truck and head out fishing to my Uncle's pond. It was always a hot, humid summer Sunday. I remember loading up the cooler with snacks, stopping at the bait shop and fighting with my brother over the last Capri Sun.
The sweat would be dripping down our backs as we pulled into the working farm. As we would hop out of the truck, my mom would always say "Watch out for bulls. They might charge at you." I had no idea what her warning meant at the time. I was more excited about touching the electric fence which I had done on numerous occasions because it seemed fun. I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer.
We would then walk, what seemed miles, to a big green swampy pond. Cows stared on slowly chewing their cud as we set up our supplies in what seemed like mud but might have been manure. My sweet quite mom would suddenly become Babe Winkleman showing us how to cast, reel and not be afraid to put a slimy worm on a hook. They were good hot days, full of sunburns, hooks in my scalp and if we were lucky, the honor of catching a fish.
When I asked my almost three year old what kind of birthday party he wanted, I was surprised when he said "A fishing party." He's never been fishing, ever. However, it got me to thinking about the old days of tackle boxes and faded catfish memories. I told him I use to fish and my fishing story. He's now even more excited to have his "Go Fish" party.
Which brings me today's project. Pass on a memory today to someone in your life. Call them up and tell them about an adventure you once took, a person you use to know or a time that was interesting. Think about how that will create something special in their lives.
Well, I've got a fishing party to plan. Have a great Sunday and see you tomorrow little fishes!
P.S. If you would like to print your own go fish game, here is a free printable. Go Fish