Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Fish tales, the answer

First off I want to say that I did not stump everyone this week, some of you called me on my fish story, and the rest of you brought up very interesting points on the other two, so let's break them down.

Fish tale number one, the majority of you chose this one as false, there were a lot of mixed emotions here, and you gave very good reasons to show it false, but this one is a true story, the guy in the boat was being a jerk, I am sure we weren't the only ones he was doing this to.

I was about twenty years old at the time, and had never seen such an accurate cast before my Granddaddy threw that one towards the boater, I'm not sure if it was dumb luck or if he aimed that good when he clocked the guy on the back of the head, Grandad was pretty proud of himself, we had no more trouble from the boater, he didn't come back to retaliate not even to give Grandad a cussing, not sure why but it did work out this way.

Story number two is also a true tale, I did catch a bigger fish that day, and I did fall into the water while "walking the fish", I swam with the fish, I lost the fish and I did get a swat.

My dad still mentions occasionally "Hey Jimmy, remember that time you lost that stringer of fish?" I always say "It was two fish Dad", "two fish and my good stringer" I have grown accustomed to him continually teasing me about losing these fish fifty years ago.

This leaves story number three, I made this one up from start to finish, the only truth to the story is my Brother always loved to trout fish, and has told me about going to the Chattooga river.

Joe over at Cranky Old Man was the first to call me out on this one, he called into question the size of the brookie, and also the validity of any fish story, he ended his comment saying " # 3 is the fishiest of the fish stories."

S. J. Qualls at Now You See Me chose #3 "purely for the reason of too many details"

Arkansas Patti with The New Sixty said "I can't imagine letting a 5 pounder go so I am picking 3 as false."

And River over at Drifting through life also chose #3 as being the actual false fish tale.

These are the ones who picked the false story as the correct answer, their blogs have been added to the True Winners section, so go by and give them a visit.

We had excellent participation in the challenge this week, I am honored to have each and every one of you who takes time to play along or to leave a comment, I really appreciate you all more than you know, and I am proud to read your comments on my blog.

After you were an adult, did anyone still tease you about something you did when you were a child?

24 comments:

  1. Your stories just proved what we already knew about fishermen. i.e. they are all good storytellers. Fun! Thanks.

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    1. Hello Jean, that is a nice way to describe fishermen, I like that, Thank you Mam.

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  2. Until they passed away, I was referred to as 'Grace.'

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    1. I always liked the name Grace, but have seen it used to describe a clumsy person, it's still nice though because most of these times it's used in a teasing manner.

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  3. Perhaps I'll win one of these days. You just never know.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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    1. Hi Sandee, you never know it could happen at any time, I have faith it'll happen for you.

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  4. Another good round, Jimmy!

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    1. Thank you Abby, I'm happy to have you joining in.

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  5. Too many to tell. Very proud to have picked the fake. I was pretty sure I had a 33% chance to be correct. I suspect grandpa was trying to bounce that sinker off the boats hull, but it worked out even better.

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    1. Hi Joe, yes sir at least 33%, whatever Granddaddy was aiming at he did hit the mark.

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  6. I really didn't believe someone could be that nasty! Lol!

    Our family was once at a fast food place when I was about 13 and someone dressed up in a costume (maybe the Hamburglar or other McD character) tried to sit down next to me. I would not look at or acknowledge the character. My parents thought it was hilarious and brought it up for 20 years.

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    1. Hey Bijoux, yes some people can be that way.

      I can almost picture you sitting there trying to ignore the character, parents are good at remembering things like that, I have to admit we are guilty of the same thing with our kids ha ha.

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  7. You got me again with your fishy tales. Oh there were so darn many things I got teased about that I did as a kid....I finally told them they were lucky I was such an interesting and adventurous little tyke, otherwise they would have had nothing to talk about.

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    1. That's a good way to put it, interesting and adventurous children are indeed a blessing.

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  8. Yea--surprised but happy to have picked right. I really am glad #1 was true--he had it coming.

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    1. Hi Patti, I have to agree, Grandad did get his point across.

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  9. Hopefully, I'll do better next time.

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    1. I have no doubt Stephen, Thank you for being part of this.

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  10. Teased as an adult? You betcha. Mum left home when I was seven and I grew up not caring much about clothes or what I looked like. When I went to live with her (aged 16), I still didn't care about my appearance, but Mum always introduced me with the story of me being 3-4 years old and always complaining that my skirts didn't "stick out" far enough. Apparently I wanted skirts that were highly starched and sticking out similar to a ballerina tutu.

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    1. Hi River, sometimes it seems we get teased about things that happened when we were too young to remember the actual incident, it sounds like the ballerina tutu skirt may be one of those.

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  11. Well...I see my perfect record is still intact!

    I can't remember being teased about something I did as a child. I guess I was a pretty boring kid.

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    1. Hey Val, I guess that your record is still intact, we had the one week where everyone who commented was a winner We can handle the truth and I looked back to say that you won that week, but guess who didn't comment.

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  12. Congratulations to the winners. I didn't have a clue about this one.

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    1. Hello Valerie, you'll get them next time my friend, I have faith.

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