Tuesday, March 25, 2008

40 Years of Heritage

40 Years ago in a small town in Tennessee, lived a family of five brothers growing up to the wonders of the great outdoors. It was around this time that I have some of the most fondest memories of growing up fishing on the banks of rivers and streams with my dad and four brothers. Fishing for me back then was probably the best I've ever known cause at that time I never had to worry about license, rules and regulations or what kind of fish I was going to try to catch. Back then all I had to worry about was getting my chores and school homework done and coming back home on time. Sometimes when I would go to wade the creek, which was just 1/4 mile from my home, I would get up at daylight and be gone all day long fishing and swimming till I got tired and still didn't want to go home then. On Sunday morning us boys would have our chores done by 9:00 a.m. so dad would carry us to the river. I remember the cardinals singing in the tree tops and the fish would be biting even if it was nothing more then bream and perch. These were the good times and my how they have changed. Now days a body goes through an act of congress just to get ready to go fishing but it's all good and fine as long as I have great company along to enjoy the day or night with and make new memories for when I can't go any longer. Isn't this what fishing all about anyway, making memories and sharing them with the ones you love. Make plans now to get together with someone you know and go fishing this year or find a new fishing partner to go with you and make someone else happy too. Passing on your fishing expertise is always an experience in it's self and keeps our heritage alive for years to come.

8 comments:

SimplyOutdoors said...

Amen. I couldn't agree more with this post.

Kristine said...

My grandparents fished, my parents fished, my aunts and uncles fished and now I fished. We're training up the next generation too. There is something about floating peacefully down a river or standing on a bank with a line in the water that can't be duplicated.

Family Vacation Idea said...

Very nice post. I hope my kids grow up remembering our fishing trips like this. Love Tennessee, we went to the mountains last year on vacation.

deerslayer said...

Art; I appreciate the visit and your kind comment about my post. Though I've just started this site I guess it's like a field of dreams--if you build it they will come, so ever so slowly I'm adding more post and the visitors are coming with time.

deerslayer said...

Kristine; I'm glad you stopped by for a visit and enjoyed my post. I'm also glad to hear that all your family is into the fishing scene as it is a real great stress reliever and a fun activity as well. Your right too that fishing can never be duplicated but through our writings we can bring back the memories and relive them over and over again as well as pass them on to our family members and friends so they may know and remember us for who we are.Glad your back with us in full swing again and hope you stay well for a very long time to come.

deerslayer said...

Hi John; I see your new to the Outdoor Bloggers World so welcome and thanks for stopping by.Your comment was very greatly appreciated and I'm glad you love Tennessee. I've added your site to my list of links for outdoor people and hope you return both to my (3) sites and to Tennessee soon.Again welcome and thanks for the visit.

Kennys Great Outdoors said...

Wow! short and sweet! This post makes me remember those good old days too.Do you live close by? Sounds like home to me. Those WERE the good ole days. Also fishing with a friend or a loved one is a real good experience.Sometimes I like to go by myself when everyone else is busy,another truely amazing experience. But having a buddy along is always preferable.

Thanks for the post!
Kenny
member of Outdoor Bloggers Summit

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