Memories, especially fishing memories, are the source of great pleasure for me. Oh, there are memories I could do without, but on the whole I get pleasure thinking of times past.
Those memories are the source of many stories that I often share orally. While I enjoy telling stories, putting them down on paper, well, thatís not so easy. As you know, Iím seldom at a loss for words, written or otherwise when it comes to talking about fishing. Writing stories, true or not, not so much.
I have great appreciation for story tellers, being an avid reader of fiction. And we are fortunate to have, in my opinion, a great one here at FishExplorer.com, our very own Texas State Editor, Lloyd Tackitt. Over the years reading his work, blogs, books, and articles have given me a lot of pleasure. And I also feel honored to be one of the first to read, review and post his newest article on Fish Explorer.
It is with great pleasure I announce the latest article, short story actually, Fishing Vacation Ė 1930. Lloyd takes us back to the depression era on a Texas farm, hard times when simple pleasures, taking the family fishing create a lifetime of wonderful memories for the family.
Take a few moments to read this delightful story of fishing vacation. Iím sure youíll agree itís time well spent.
Lloyd Tackitt, TX 7/18/2015 9:58:40 AM
Thanks Dave! I should say that this is based on stories told by my father, Nathan, and his older brother, RC. My older brother and I would sit on the porch on summer evenings and listen to the "old" folks telling stories. (they were way younger then than I am now) It was easy to tell that they had loved those fishing vacations, and as a boy I often dreamed of camping out by the spring in a covered wagon. While I didn't live through those times, I heard thousands of stories about them, and the stories were never tinged with bitterness or envy for what they didn't have, rather they were overlaid with gratitude for what they did have.
IceFishingFool, CO 7/18/2015 3:56:38 PM
Brings back memories of my own families beginning, Dairy farm, and brothers relating those hard years, told to them about living from garden, to gardens. No electric, No indoor plumbing, everything done by hand or horse drawn. We are so blessed now days. Thanks for the Memory jarring story Lloyd.