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?