…”WHAT A WAY TO END MY DAY!”…

About 4:00p.m. Ole Chrome & Blue & I sauntered down to the water to relax a little. I quickly caught two Small Spots feedin’ on Schoolin’ Shad. Then I hooked a very nice one & it got off after a few seconds. Then as luck would have it I broke a very nice one off. My fault! I had a couple of burrs in my line. I headed up to the Ranger in the basement & got a brand new one & tied it on. Ya can’t ever have too many Chrome & Blues available. I got back down to the water, was fishin’ off of my neighbors pier, & hooked up to a “DOUBLE”! For those not familiar with that term it’s “Two (2) fish on One Plug at the same Time”! I fumbled around with my phone camera  & got a picture of’em. Not Wall Hangers but it was a DOUBLE! Then three (3) casts later I did it again!!! A SECOND DOUBLE! Again I got’em in, up on the pier, fiddle farted around with my phone camera & while restin’em on the pier one got off & back into the water. To make matters worse IT was the bigger of the second DOUBLE! It was now 5:30p.m. so I headed back up to the house. It was time for supper. But hey! WHAT A WAY TO END MY DAY! Oh, pics attached…”Hold’em Hook”!…..BG>

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…” A good day I must say!”…

Yesterday a friend of mine, my Son’s Father-in-law, texted me inquirin’ if I wanted to go for a Motorcycle ride. He was here this mornin’ @ 10:00 a.m., on his BMW Motorcycle, as we had agreed on. I had gotten the “Ole H-D” out of the basement (earlier) & was ready. We pulled out headin’ for the Talladega National Forrest in Heflin to ride the Scenic  Parkway Drive. Wow! Ya shoulda seen all of the dust that blew off of the Ole H-D. Not to mention the Spiders a trailin’ behind from their silky web strans. Just swingin’ in the breeze till they let loose or were just flung off. It was a beautiful day for a ride. We cruised the Back Roads all along the way. Our first real sight was on Raceway Boulivard as we rode past the Talladega (DEGA!) Raceway. There were a LOT of folks already set up in the Camp Grounds & traffic was backin’ up tryin’ to make it to their Special Sites. On to Oxford via Hwy 78E to the H-D Store as I needed to get some engine oil. Also had them check out a funny sound, they didn’t find anything though. While there I ran into an Ole Friend, a young lady who was a customer of mine @ Magic Chef durin’ my workin’ years, there. I gotta hug, ofcourse, as wwe caught up. Still pretty as ever! I also ran into the son of an Ole Friend, that I used to call on @ Russell Corporation, in Alexander City. Got to visit briefly with him as well. But NO HUGGIN! Just a good manly hand shake! Ya just never know who you’ll run into. Off to lunch we went @ a local BBQ restaurant. After an enjoyable lunch & visit we headed out to Heflin, AL  still riddin’ up Hwy 78E to the Scenic Parkway Drine for the Talladega National Forrest. It was a wonderful windin’ twistin’ ride. We stpped @ a Scenic Overview there, met & spoke with an Ole Marine from North GA. An interestin’ gentleman I must say. We parted ways with the Ole Marine & on to the top! AS we crested the top the Restaurant/Office Buildin’ was pretty busy so down we headed on down the back side of the mountain. We came out on Hwy 21 in Munford, headed on toward the City of Talladega, passed thru there an on back to the house in The Big Pell! That was a very enjoyable 100 mile roundtrip ride. My riddin’ mate for the day took a quick breather here then on back to The Ham for him. A good day I must say!…”Hold’em Hook”!…..BG>

…”Sweet Peas in a pot “…

This afternoon I took a Chartreuse Lizard down to the slough to walk the bank with. I ended up with three (3) very nice Spots. All of ’em were spittin’ half digested Shad up as I was tryin’ to get’em off of the hook. I missed the best one (1) of all though. On his second jump the threw that damn Lizard right back at me. But after about 45 minutes it was time to head back to the house & get supper a cookin’. My Bride a snoozin’ on the Love Seat. Cookin’ on my shoulders this evenin’. Pork Backbone/Ribs & Rice as a quick skillet entree’. Gonna throw Sweet Peas in a pot to simmer & Applesauce on the side. In just 30 minutes we’ll be sattin’ down to the table to enjoy – Yum-m-m…”Hold’em Hook”!…..BG>

…”It’s the little things in life”…

Yesterday mornin’ I was handed a Grocery List & was pointed in the direction of the Grocery Store. Well how hard can that be? As for me, well, that damn Grocery List always seem to get me in trouble. It seems like there are always items that come home that weren’t on that Grocery List! I realize I’m probably in the vast minority of people that this happens to. But as far as I was concerned it was a good shoppin’ trip. And as usual, I was reminded how simple of a list it was. I never claimed to be a good shopper anyway. From there my day rebounded. I received a return call from a friend (he’s a Financial Advisor) about lunch we had been tryin’ to set up for a while. I told him I was goin’ to be headin’ to “The Ham” for an evenin’ get together so we decided to meet 1/2 way along my route. I arrived a little early which is usual for me. To my good fortune I happened to run into a cousin of mine, that I hadn’t seen in a while, that had been havin’ lunch with some of her friends. We spent about 10 to 15 minutes catchin’ up on the others family & other topics as well. It was very enjoyable. The Financial Advisor arrived & my cousin left. Ya never know who you’ll run into! The Financial Advisor & I caught up over lunch. We weren’t there to discuss business just to catch up on each other. It was very relaxin’ to just talk. Business never came up! A short lunch seemed to turn into a 2 hour period of total relaxation. We bid each other a farewell as he had to return to the financial grind & I had time to burn, before my later engagement. So as fate would have it the Bass Pro Shops facility just happened to be along my route as well. So I popped  in there to kill a little time & see what I needed. After perusing the various departments & examinin’ items of interest, I exited there with the same amount of money, in my pocket, as I entered with. I headed back to “Ole Big Red”, my trusty old Expedition, cranked up my tunes & headed toward “The Ham” for my evenin’ get together. Again I was a little early as was one another friend who was there for for the evenin’ get together. As we were catchin’ up a couple of others arrived. Oh & by Couple I mean TWO (2) other friends arrived right on time. About an hour went by & another couple of folks came in. And again by couple I mean Two (2) other friends (husband & wife) joined us. The Six (6) of us laughed as we caught up, shared stories, & talked about others that weren’t there. those that were too busy, too tired, too sick, too poor, or too far away. Yeah, probably YOU! As the Witchin’ Hour, 8:00 p.m., drew near the small group thinned as usual. I departed shortly after the Witchin’ Hour myself as the last Two (husband & wife) were orderin’ them somethin to eat. It was just a handful of folks but an enjoyable evenin’. As “Ole Big Red” & I made our way back to “The Big Pell” I had all of the windows down, the Sun Roof open, my favorite Oldies Cranked Up just enjoyin’ the 70 degree evenin’ air whippin’ thru “Ole Big Red”, as it also sucked all of the dust out of it. The Moon was Full, Bright & there wasn’t a single cloud in sight. MY 45minute drive went by too quick as I found myself turnin’ into my driveway. I coasted down to where the Garbage Can is kept, hooked it to the trailer hitch & back up the 200 ft long driveway I went, so I wouldn’t have to do it before the sun comes up in the mornin’. It’s the little things in life. Good night all..”Hold’em Hook”!…..BG>

…”& back on the Stove”…

 Yesterday mornin’ had been some what normal. I got up at 4:30 a.m. while my Bride was gettin’ ready for work. Got the “Joe” to workin’ to deliver that Magical Elixir I now seem to require in the mornin’s. The alarm went off to let me know it was ready in just a short time. Poured my 1st Mug of the mornin’ so it could cool just a tad while I choked down a banana & a small cup of dry Cheerios “The Breakfast of Champions” around this house. Got Mug #2 for the road as I wet to work, yesterday was Friday, no excitement there. Got home poured up Mug #3 as the pot emptied out. I started to work on a 7qt Pot of Chili for today, “Game Day”! It’s a process, you other Chili cookers out there know of what I speak. As I was gettin’ my onions chopped up {{{ DING DONG ! }}}…Seems I was on the “Hit List” for a visit from the good folks from the local “Kingdoms Hall”. I was polite, told’em I didn’t want to shake hands as I was in the middle of Choppin’ Onions. They understood, I refused their print out greeted’em a good day & got back to my Onion Choppin’. I get all of my fixin’s thrown into my 7qt pot then simmer it for 4 hours at a minimum, stirrin’ as needed & add a cup of water, or so, occasionally as it needs some replaced. Got folks commin’ today & will had the Grands last night. Always look forward to that. The New/Next Generation of my genes. Now let THAT sink in! Today I’ll be prayin’ for Auburn, as they are from my State of Alabama, & cause I think they’re goin’ to need it. There’s a lot goin’ on down there on The Plains. But I’ll be hollerin’ “ROLL TIDE ROLL” as usual. Got to go, time to get the Chili out of the Frig & back on the Stove. {{{{{ ROLL TIDE ROLL ! }}}}}…”Hold’em Hook”!…..BG>

…”What’s that phrase again?”…

I read this in a Face Book postin’ last night from “An Ole Boy from Gate City”. I thought it was well worth sharin’: “hughmm…am I the only one who finds it strange that blacks are disrespecting the same flag underwhich the armies fought that freed the slaves?…..just me I guess”.


That’s sad if you truly STOP & THINK about it. It points out JUST ONE of the problems with American History {{{ NOT ! }}} bein’ taught in Government & Private Schools. Maybe it’s somethin’ that SHOULD be taught, say possibly, durin’ ” BLACK HISTORY MONTH”. Naw-w-w, never mind…there would be too much TRUTH, about The/Our FLAG, in it. The DemocRats/Socialist/Liberals would go out of their frickin’ minds if “That CAT Got Out Of The Bag”! What’s that phrase again? “Just another way The Man’s keepin’ us Down”. Maybe there’s some truth to that?…”Hold’em Hook”!…..BG>

 

…”Hey, it made my day!”…

It’s been an interestin’ mornin’ so far. Got up a little late, 6:00am, checked the temp out on the Deck an it was great. Got me a Mug-O-Joe & went out there to enjoy the mornin’. The realization hit me, again, as I sat there sippin’ My-Joe, “If you’re Lucky Enough to live on The Lake you’re Lucky Enough”! Well…you guessed it!… It was time for a refill on My-Joe, so I headed in, got said refill, & proceeded to get dressed to go work out. The Gym, I go to, never fails to entertain me. As I’ve said before “Spandex isn’t for EVERYONE! But then again It Is for SOME”! Oh, and I must admit “this mornin’ there were more Is’s than there were Isn’t’s”!  I’m glad I had finished my 20 minutes on the Tread Mill & was on the Stationary Bike puttin’ in my 15 minutes on it. There was a guy, about my age, on one of the Tread Mills just really bustin’ a sweat on one of those pre-programed workouts. You know the kind. He had his tunes on, I guess, with Ear Buds in, eyes closed more than open, just a Jammin’ & Joggin’! Well, Young Miss Spandex (one of the Is’s) climbed up on the unit next to him. I swear I thought there was a Commercial bein’ shot in there! Cause it was just like one of those Commercials we’ve all seen on TV. That poor guy just happened to open his eyes, looked into the Mirrored Wall in front of him, castin’ his eyes just off to his left, & {{{{{ BAM ! }}}}}! Down he went & got slung off the back of it! Those that saw it were either doin’ all they could to keep from laughin’, as though they had’t seen it all. Then there were those askin’, in loud whispers, “What Just Happened”? As for me, Oh Hell No! I burst out in laughter & liked to have fallen off that Stationery Bike I was blazin’ a trail on. I was hurtin’. Miss Spandex just smiled, as though that wasn’t the 1st time that had happened near to her before. The poor guy, in the mean time, got up off of the floor, untangled his Ear Buds that were wrapped around his head, grabbed his little Work Out Bag, & decided to quietly leave. He never said a word. As he exited the door the laughter rose a few decibels. Buy this time we, all the Older Guys, were focused on Miss Spandex as she finished her work out on the Tread Mill. Then she just politely left as well, with a cute little smile on her face. Hey, it made my day!…”Hold’em Hook”!…..BG>