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Forgot what my daughters laugh sounded like

Post By: phidoux      Posted: 8/7/2020 5:09:35 PM     Points: 6101    
For the last four years my 35 year old daughters life has been a living hell, won't go into reasons why, but yesterday I got to hear her actually belly laugh for the first time in those years.
I took our grandson back to Junction after a three week visit with us and stayed an extra day to spend with both of them. We went to highline lake and ended up fishing at Mack lake due to no open areas I could get to on Highline.
We got into the small gills, about 3 to 4" long and she was laughing and cussing at the same time.
Between the three of us we kept our limit and released I don't know how many before we all realized it was 98* and we had gone through two tubs of crawlers.
Needless to say I'm set for cat bait for the rest of the year lol.
She told me that night that it was the first time in she couldn't remember how long she didn't even think about all her problems and thanked me more times than she needed to. I told her that too had a ball and it did my heart good to hear her laugh so hard for so long and to remember that day when things got hard for her.
 Reply by: malty falcon      Posted: Aug. 7, 5:53:21 PM     Points: 6766    
Fishing with loved ones cures a LOT of ailments! Fish ON!!!!
 Reply by: bron      Posted: Aug. 7, 6:06:20 PM     Points: 38126    
Very cool Ray!
 Reply by: Smelly      Posted: Aug. 7, 7:47:02 PM     Points: 24252    
The stories you been relating lately , in my opinion , IS what fishing is all about. I sometime wonder if these guys that get wrapped up in just fish ( big fish ,lots of fish etc ) and become obsessed showing everybody what a badass fisherman they are . Understand what kind of cool stuff they leave on the table. When fishing becomes just all about the fish.

Kudos to you phidoux. Not only are you a serious fisherman that catches some monster cats. You understand there is more value in fishing than just catching fish . Thanks for sharing your stories. They make ME feel good .👍
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: Aug. 7, 8:33:18 PM     Points: 58707    
good on you Ray!!!
 Reply by: Gunny Airborne      Posted: Aug. 7, 9:53:03 PM     Points: 4245    
Keep pushing Phidoux, tell her always keep pushing. There are plenty more laughs in you both. Only met you a couple of times but you seem like a stand up guy to me. Keep fishing and laughing 😆 !