Memories of grandpa

My Grandpa

always wore an

old fishing cap.

***

I remember it

was covered from

brim to brim

with all of

these colorful

and expensive

fishing lures.

***

There were

pink ones,

and

green ones,

and

blue ones,

and

yellow ones.

***

Some were shaped

like fish,

and some were

home-made,

and

didn’t resemble

anything at all.

ii.

But, alas, grandpa was not

a very good fisherman.

***

And, as the story goes,

was never

known to have

ever caught

anything of note.

***

Except for that

one day, though,

when, in frustration,

he removed his

cap too quickly,

***

and grandpa caught

an entire

human scalp.


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26 thoughts on “Memories of grandpa

  1. Have you seen “Big Fish,” a film by Tim Burton starring Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, and a number of other notable actors? Your post today reminds me of that film, which I have on DVD. It might inspire you to grow the legend of your grandfather…

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    • My first time fishing was devastating. I had all this nice equipment, and I loved finding places for all my new stuff in my official fishing carry-case, with its many little pockets and flaps. But soon after I discovered that fishing involved actually killing a fish — and as my parents often repeated, I totally lost it.

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