Monday, July 7, 2008

FUN MONDAY- FISHING STORIES


My Dad and his family are legendary fisherman. This picture was taken in 1934 with a "small"
catch. I'm sure they were caught either on the Provo River or at Strawberry(My cute Aunt called me yesterday and told me she's pretty sure this photo was taken on a trip to Yellowstone in the mid 30's, Thanks Antie, love you). As a small child
the only place I remember fishing was Strawberry, a large lake in the Wasatch Mountains. In the summer it is hot and there are "No" trees in my child mind closer than a mile to the water.
Most extended family reunions are still held there. I don't go. But I love this picture and
I love the taste of mountain trout. My Mom would bottle fish in a pressure cooker and the bones would dissolve and they tasted like salmon. My Dad and Uncle Shirl loved to ice fish right up until the week he passed away.
For more fishing stories go to:http://urolive.blogspot.com/

13 comments:

iPost said...

Love the picture! I have similar one of relatives on my hubby's side. Happy Monday!

ChrisB said...

That looks like a really good haul. I don't think I know anyone who has ever bottled fish!

storyteller said...

Wonderful photo filled with memories! I’ve never heard of ‘bottled’ fish … seriously! Mine’s up at Small Reflections.
Hugs and blessings,

susansmusings said...

That's a SMALL catch? Great photo!

Cheryl said...

Thank you Judy....I love to read about our family history...
Love the photograph to...

Molly said...

Hmmm, mountain trout does sound mighty fine.

Jo Beaufoix said...

I love that picture. How cool they all meet up there still.

Alison said...

great picture!!

Sayre said...

How marvelous that you have that picture! And the waders are great!

Faye said...

How fortunate that you have these old photos that show friends and relatives in less formal poses. Usually they're so American gothic--still a treasure to have nonetheless.

Eleanor said...

Lovely vingage photo of your dad! My, I enjoyed experiencing the July 4 celebrations with you in your town. So the population swelled to 7 001 with me there! Love Eleanor at Thatchwick

lisaschaos said...

I love the history in the photo and the story. YOu don't go to reunions? We are such a small family we don't have them unless you count holidays. :)

I see a tree in the background. :)

LOUISE said...

This is such a fantastic photo. My other half is very keen carp angler and I am a fishing widow! Bottling fish, now that's interesting, the carp have to be thrown back. x