Tuesday, January 6, 2009

That's my story....

 

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This story has been told many a times and I am sure differs some between my brother and sisters and myself.

When we were younger, and would go back to where my Daddy grew up. They lived down in Sinkin Cove right down Mont Eagle Mountain in TN/ He would tell us stories to keep us entertained on the way.

One of my favorites that always comes to mind was about this one time when he went fishing.........

I would imagine it was probably that time of year when spring was turning into summer. The air was clean and crisp, not yet to hot, but no where near cool. Something my Daddy like to do was go fishing.

There was this one time Daddy had caught this catfish. He put it on the line on the bank, and ever so often he would throw some water on it to keep it alive. After awhile, that catfish started breathing on its own, out of the water!

So Daddy let it off the line, and it eventually started moving around on the bank. By the time Daddy left it was moving pretty good on its own, so good that it followed Daddy home. So the catfish became Daddy’s pet. It would follow him everywhere.

One day as Daddy was heading off to school, he was crossing a little foot bridge that crossed over the creek. There was a slat missing in the bridge, and Daddy didn’t think anything about. The catfish had followed Daddy though and as Daddy got a little ways past where the slat was missing, he heard a splash. Realizing what had happened he turned around and ran back to that spot on the bridge. He looked down through the opening and saw his pet catfish belly up in the creek. The poor thing had drowned. :(

That’s my Daddy’s story and I am sticking to it. :)

ValSig1

23 comments:

littletoesandcheerios said...

Cute story. Sounds a little "fishy" to me!

I know I'm a dork!

Sandy Toes said...

Oh cute!..what a great family story to pass on!
-sandy toe

Muthering Heights said...

LOL, I'm sure he loves to tell it to the grandkids!

Carrie said...

what a cute story I was have A Big Fish moment remember the movie. Cute~

The Southern Mom said...

That's a whopper...a whale of a tale! Loved it!

P.S.He loves you.. said...

I had an Uncle Bugger who could tell a tall tale ..nothing as relastic as your daddy's though ;)

Memaw Barbie said...

I don't care who ya are that thar's funny!!!! Blessings

Tammy said...

That is just too much. And sounds exactly like a story my daddy would tell. And he's got some real doozies he tells the grandkids now.

Courtney said...

I think I have heard him tell that fish story. He's quite a character!

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

LOVE it!

marky said...

Grandpa's(Dad's) and fish stories.. a classic memory!!
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Burgh Baby said...

Aw, the poor catfish!

jennifer said...

A Daddy's girl I see :) Me too!

You know, I DONT tag folks for 6 random things memes. But if I DID tag, you would be one of them.

Listed on my post.

Today.

But not tagged.

:D

Robin said...

Awww I loved that story, but of course now looking back they are all my favorites.

Suzie said...

I love it.

Songbirdtiff said...

Hi there! I just came over from Kimba's blog. You have such a cute layout. The bloggers prayer is really cracking me up!

Lisa said...

Ooohhh, tell the one about the pig!

MAMA (MAWMAW) said...

Tell the one about the man getting run over by a train, and the way they identified him. I know another one thats true, but I can't tell it here. And I'll bet you don't know it. I heard it from Aunt Pearl.

Ashley said...

Ha! Funny! This reminds me of the movie Big Fish. I just love that movie!

Archie Mck said...

Amazing.

D... said...

LOL! I really adore this. I bet ya'll would love (if you haven't already seen it) the movie Big Fish.

Jules from "The Roost" said...

Hee hee....I love daddy stories! :)

Mrs4444 said...

Awesome. Dad/Grandpa stories are the best!