PT’s 91 Years of Wisdom
This year, I had a terrible time trying to figure out what my A-Z theme would be. I finally decided that this year, I would honor my beloved 91 year old grandfather, Paul Titus, or PT as his friends called him, who passed away on February 8th. He lived a wonderfully full life and was always trying to challenge my brothers and me to think out of the box. So for this challenge I thought I would share little bits of his wisdom that he tried to bestow upon us.
But I also want to highlight the wonderful bloggers in this community who have published their books. So everyday, I will give a quick shout out to those works with titles beginning with the letter of the day.
|Gramps taking me and my girls fishing|
Gramps was always bursting with creativity. He came up with all sorts of little contraptions to make chores easier. He even designed his own leaf shredder out of an old mower and various other parts he had lying around the garage. He hated spending money on something he could make himself.
My favorite of his creations was our fishing song. I must have been about eight. He and I sat in his little turquoise fishing boat. As usual, I wore my red life jacket and my hair was up in pigtails. I sat patiently waiting for a fish to strike and pull my bobber under the water. Gramps rowed the boat and held his pole at the same time. I asked him why we didn’t have a motor like all the other fishermen, but he said, real fishermen don’t use motors. So I stared and stared at that red and white bobber again. Pretty soon, I noticed it sinking. My heart raced and I clutched my pole. I jerked it back hard and I wound in my catch...a big long piece of slimy seaweed. “Eww, yuck!” I said disappointed. “I only catch seaweed.”
“We could put it on a salad,” Gramps said.
“Gross!”Then Gramps had an idea. “Maybe we have to trick the fish into biting. Let’s sing them a song.” In a sing-songy voice he began, “We don’t want the fishies, we just want the salad.” I joined in. We sang a couple rounds and then to my surprise, I caught a fish. The song worked! After that, he and I sang that song every time we went fishing... until I got a little older.
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