Monday, November 19, 2007
Where I Was
I was here yesterday ...
... and here too.
Here's proof that I was here.
Yesterday was the formal dedication of this brand new nature preserve on the banks of the 'Cotee river in the town of New Port Richey.
I used to fish with the man whose name is on that sign. One day, just he and I went out on the Gulf alone and although we didn't bring many fish home, it seemed that we caught one of everything that swam in the Gulf. Houndfish, snapper, trout, grass grouper, black sea bass, catfish ...
We tossed most of them back into the sea.
He commented to me years later that he had never caught such a mix of fish as on that day. That meant something to me as he had spent a lifetime fishing the Gulf.
I'm very thankful for that day as he is gone now.
I'm also thankful that I caught his daughter.
(... and that she has not tossed me back)
More later on what went on yesterday, but tempis fugit and I need to get to work.