12.8.11

A Bit More of the Fishing Story





After I posted the story yesterday about going to the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame I got a note from my cousin. He remembered going with his dad and another of my uncles to take the rod and reel as well as some other things that belonged to my grandpa to the Hall of Fame. However, it seems it was never returned to family members and it has been lost. I went rooting around because I knew I had a photo of the fish and I turned up not only a photo of my grandpa, Victor B. Halls and one fish, but also a newspaper clipping of him between both of his giant fish. The date was 1941 and the fish was caught in Canada. After he returned home there was a fish feed held for the whole town of Ellsworth, Wisconsin. Of course, the town wasn't, nor is it now, very large, but what a great celebration for my grandpa!

4 comments:

Yvonne said...

Wow, my husband would love to catch like those! Great story Susan.

Ruth said...

An amazing story and picture. :)

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Wonderful fish story Susan, sorta reminded me of My Youngest son Shane first King Salmon he caught and it was bigger than him at 15. VBG

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Pomona said...

Beautiful old photos! Such family memories are wonderful to recall.

Pomona x