This blog is meant to be a documentation of our journey into the world of retirement. I know the title should be "Older, but wiser". However, I really didn't know if that would be accurate. The "Older, but better...?" title could also be misleading. The 5 cats in the above pics are: Molly, Rose, Tux, Julie, and Ghost. (I have tried to make this collage smaller, but with no luck...)
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Memories of summer days...
Grand kids fishing
This is one of my favorite photos. For some reason it just reminds me of 'summer days'. I believe it was actually taken about 3 years ago when my son-in-law took us all cat fishing. The kids (and I) had such a good time... even though the weather was scalding hot.
Years and years and years ago my dad (now deceased) took his grand kids fishing. I used to have a photo of that... probably still do... somewhere.
We lived in New Orleans and Dad and his brother had built a small one room fishing camp on Grand Isle. Hurricanes knocked it down several times and they always rebuilt it. The last time it happened, Dad was getting older, and they didn't rebuild. But I always remember going there with him. He didn't take me often because it was mostly men friends who used it and it consisted of one room, 3 bunk beds, a sink, and a hot plate. I was a little girl (albeit a tomboy). There was no bathroom facility (but there was a pier and a bayou). Generally he would take my brother, Billy (don't even think he cared about going). But I loved the fishing, the boat, and the camp! As a kid, I didn't even mind that mosquitoes covered us as we walked through the swamp. Memories....