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,


green ones,


blue ones,


yellow ones.


Some were shaped

like fish,

and some were



didn’t resemble

anything at all.


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.



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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