Fishing and Maine Vacations
June 7, 2011 by Steve Costello
Every year they would take my sisters and I to Maine on vacation with them. One time my grandmother asked my grandfather and I to take her fishing with us.
We did and she really enjoyed it but, one of us would have to bait the hook for her and take the fish off if she caught one. There were lots of white perch in Lake Sebasticook just outside the rocks in front of our cabin, so Gramps and I were kept very busy and didn’t get to fish much ourselves.
When we decided that everyone had enough of fishing and it was time to go back to the cabin, Gramps pulled up the anchor and set up to row us ashore. As soon as he started to take the first stroke one of the oarlocks must have bound up because, he ended up falling backwards to the floor of the boat.
Gram and I just started laughing and could not stop for a minute or two, eventually Gramps started laughing too and was not hurt.
After reading the America’s National Jukebox Showcasing Early Musical Recordings post of May 19th, 2011, on makeuseof, and posting it to my sefcug’s posterous blog, I began reflecting upon my early days with my grandparents. Besides listening to music from the early 1900’s with them, or playing canasta and pinochle, before the days of television, I started remembering other things. The above is the first of these.
I will be posting more of these reflections here tagged as Grandparents.