This is a photo of Far Guys Parents and his Great Uncle and Aunt. This is another photo from the trunk upstairs. I think it was most likely taken in the 1940’s.
Uncle Herman, Aunt Charlotte, Evelyn and Marvin..and the dog Lady or Tippy (I cannot tell them apart) the photo was taken at Grandpa and Grandmas farm. (Herman was Grandpas youngest brother.)
This may have been the fishing trip where Far Guys mom got all the fish. She didn’t fish much when she got older because she got seasick real easy.
This is Far Guy’s dad. The photo was taken in 1979 well after he retired. He went fishing all times of the year. He liked winter time fishing the best..it got him out of the house and it seems like all his record setting fish were caught then..perhaps that is because he had more time to fish.
I think this is the largest fish he ever got..a Northern weighing in at 25 1/2 pounds and 45 inches long! Now that is a fish!
“As a rule, men are very forgiving when you fish badly. It’s only when you fish well that they get truly upset.” Mallory Burton
His 98th birthday would have been last Monday..but he has celebrated the last eighteen of his birthdays in heaven. He died in 1994 shortly after his birthday. Eighteen years..how can it possibly be that long ago?
Other than fishing and hunting..he liked to read the newspaper, listen to baseball on the radio, play solitaire and look at maps..he had an Atlas next to his chair and could be immediately transported to another state and tell you the best route to get from here to there. He liked to argue politics with whoever would argue with him. He liked a good conversation with differing points of view. Often times if Trica was argumentative we would say “Call your Grandpa and argue with him!” He could spend hours looking at all the new cars when they came out for the year. He liked big cars..Lincolns and Chrysler Imperials. Red was his favorite color. He loved fried potatoes and he learned to fry his own the year that Far Guys Mom had her hips replaced. He had the hiccups for well over a year after his heart surgery..the only way he could get them to stop was to chug down some ice cold Fresca. He liked to watch TV “All in the Family” was one of his favorite shows..and Police Woman with that sexy Angie Dickinson. He watched “General Hospital” every day with Far Guys Mom. If one of them would miss “the story” then the other would fill them in on the happenings in Port Charles… they even managed to get me interested in the happenings during the “Luke and Laura” era.
I have lots of good memories. He was a fine man and I was blessed to have him for a Father In Law:)