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Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:23 am 
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she wasn't much bigger than this when she caught her first fish on a grasshopper at Shumacher's Crossing
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A little bit bigger when she caught her first fish on a fly rod
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first fishing comment she ever made was how she loves the smell of a bait shop (to this day)
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collecting knives and fishing with the big boys
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In no time at all she was out-paddling the grown men
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then wrestling her way to college scholarships (this ride's a long way from over)
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NHS, perfect score in AP Biology, and fresh from the gym (training 3 times/day with school)
My baby turns 18 today.
Dinner last night with my dad who also turned 88
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I've always been good at jewelry, but I was very happy the sapphire bracelet was well-received.
Wasn't long ago her favorite blue was a bone-handled Moore Maker knife.
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Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:05 pm 
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Congratulations, Ron. My two girls average about 10 years older. It's no small fete today to successfully raise a productive member of society. Well done.


Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:24 pm 
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I just loved her and kept us both busy. She gets the credit for all of it, especially her drive.
You can't ask anyone to do the work required for wrestling - it all has to come from inside.
She did inherit my hard head.
Will also say I never turned her into a "tomboy" - from the time she was tiny, she only played with "boys toys" - her older sister loved dolls, but she wanted civil war soldiers (Union) and space-pirate-transformer-thingies - though when they played, they sounded like girls.


Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:23 pm 
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Wonderful story, Ron! You have a right to be very proud. I'm sure we all wish her the best in her future endeavors! ..and here's hoping she continues to find time to out-fish Dad! :D


Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:14 pm 
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That one made me smile,my wife gave birth to twin girls on sept. 29 but the year was 1965,thank you for putting on the photos and info. gene


Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:07 am 
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for a year, her (7-yr) older sister prayed every night for a baby sister "for her birthday"
We brought the younger home from the hospital on her birthday.


Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:01 pm 
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Great stuff Ron! Just had my 7 year old grandson here a couple weeks ago and he caught his first fish with me. Things you will never forget!


Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:51 pm 
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hope you got a photo


Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:18 am 
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Picture...no. Pictures...Yep!



Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:00 am 
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that same excitement is why we keep fishing

Best times I've ever had fishing was fishing on TV with Frank Smethurst and Kevin Townsend. It's because they're just like me - they fish with the excitement of kids, and it makes them infectious.


Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:55 pm 
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Ron - That there is just... AWESOME.

Tight lines,
Keith in Arden, NC


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