Fishing: It’s a Grandpa Thing

27 May

Last evening while we were watching grandson Jack we decided to dig a few worms from my garden, grab a fishing pole, headed down to the lake and dropped a line.

This was my grandson Jack’s first fishing attempt. Grandpa and Jack got the worm on the hook and threw the line off the dock, watched and waited until the bobber did this …

The above picture is my entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Water. I’m multi-tasking instead of posting a separate post for the challenge.

Next Jack had to come and show Grandma his fish.

Jack was a little concerned about his fish. Grandpa asked him if he wanted it back in the water and Jack said “Yes!”

So Jack helped Grandpa put the fish the back in the water.

Then Jack watched as it swam away.

Hope you all have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.


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40 responses to “Fishing: It’s a Grandpa Thing

  1. nrhatch

    May 27, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Thanks, Jeanne.

    Great bonding experience for granddads and grandkids.

    • flyinggma

      May 27, 2011 at 5:19 pm

      It is definitely a bonding experience. I still remember going fishing early in the morning with my Grandpa, Dad and brother. I was the token girl…but they took me anyway.

  2. carldagostino

    May 27, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    Nothing like a good tug and when that bobber goes under you know he’s hooked. Look at that boy. He got that hunter look now and planning his first snook and then a tarpon and then a great blue marlin. Keep him in practice.

    • flyinggma

      May 27, 2011 at 5:20 pm

      He will have to try Deep Sea fishing with his Great Grandpa, Grandpa sometime when he is larger than bait.

  3. klassikurvz

    May 27, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    You got me hooked from beginning to end. A wonderful memory gem, and a lovely photo and story. Beautiful.

    • flyinggma

      May 27, 2011 at 5:17 pm

      Thanks Klassikurvz! As I was writing it today I thought I should expand on it a bit and make it into a photo book for my grandson for his birthday in August. I’ll have to look into the cost.

      • klassikurvz

        May 29, 2011 at 9:14 pm

        He will enjoy your photo book whether electronic or printed for many years to come. 😉 Have a fantastic week!

  4. Thomas Stazyk

    May 27, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Great story. Hope you have a fun Memorial Day weekend!

  5. flyinggma

    May 27, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    Thanks Thomas. Hope you have a great weekend too. Perhaps you are working at the farm? Any more Wetapunga’s running around scaring mice to death?

    • Thomas Stazyk

      May 27, 2011 at 6:53 pm

      Thanks. We had our first community planting on Wednesday and having another next Wednesday so we are having a quiet weekend. No wetas lately but lots of mice!

  6. JoDee Luna

    May 27, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    These are the precious moments that make life worth living. Thank you for sharing this with your readers.

    • flyinggma

      May 28, 2011 at 12:17 am

      I’m glad I took the camera down to catch a picture of the first fish. My poor grandson must be the most photographed child between his momma and me.

  7. writerwoman61

    May 27, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    I used to love fishing when I was a kid…wish I had more time to do it now! Hammond River is well-known for its fish.

    Love Jack’s little shorts! And your photos!


    • flyinggma

      May 28, 2011 at 12:15 am

      Thanks Wendy! I used to love fishing more than I do in the past few years. More of a time issue than not liking to fish.

  8. grightnow

    May 28, 2011 at 1:10 am

    Beautiful view! Thanks for sharing. Nice shot!
    I can share with you an ancient city on water. Hope you will like them.

    • flyinggma

      May 28, 2011 at 9:17 am

      Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. I love the pictures you have posted for your Photo Challenge for water. Love all the gondolas!

  9. CMSmith

    May 28, 2011 at 7:03 am

    Lovely photos capturing a memorable day.

    • flyinggma

      May 28, 2011 at 9:16 am

      It was a fun evening especially seeing my grandson’s reaction to touching the fish. He immediately put his hands in his pocket after touching it.

  10. Carol Ann Hoel

    May 28, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Great photos and a blessed event. Precious. Blessings to you, Jeanne…

    • flyinggma

      May 29, 2011 at 10:03 pm

      I had fun crawling around on the dock trying to get pictures of Jack and his fish. Blessings to you Carol.

  11. pattisj

    May 29, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    What a sweet boy! Great shot of the bobbing thing-a-ma-bob. (that’s how much I know about fishing)!

    • flyinggma

      May 29, 2011 at 9:34 pm

      He is a sweet boy but I’m a little bit bias. When he first touched the fish his first reaction was to put his hands in his pocket on his jacket.

  12. ceceliafutch

    May 30, 2011 at 3:51 am

    Precious. There is nothing like bonding experiences with grandchildren. The photos brought this episode to life, and is a charming entry in the weekly photo challenge. I loved it! BTW, thank you for subscribing to my blog, and I have returned the favor! I look forward to reading many more of your posts. 🙂

  13. Cheryl

    May 30, 2011 at 7:51 am

    Jeanne, what a wonderful, warm feeling this series of images created. The first and last, particularly the portrait of Jack, will remind him of that day for the rest of his life once he’s an adult .

    • flyinggma

      May 30, 2011 at 9:54 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Cheryl. It was a fun evening together. I want to expand on the photos and maybe make it into a book for his birthday in August.

  14. Linda Anderson

    May 30, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    We have had some fun fishing times with our grandkids too! Glad you shared that with us!

    • flyinggma

      May 30, 2011 at 9:53 pm

      I took our son Curt to the lake that I used to go fishing at with my Dad and Grandpa today. It is very close to his new home. He had no idea how close he lived to my grandparents home because Grandpa died when he was only one and then Grandma sold it not long after. Lots of memories as we drove down by the lake together.

  15. Mark Petruska

    May 31, 2011 at 11:26 am

    I loved fishing while growing up. Nowadays, I just look at them swimming around in my aquarium and I’m content.

    • flyinggma

      May 31, 2011 at 2:14 pm

      Contentment is good Mark. I work on that daily 🙂

  16. pearlsandprose

    May 31, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    So sweet! You just made the best memory for your grandson, and now he’ll have photos to cherish.

    • flyinggma

      May 31, 2011 at 4:40 pm

      Thanks Ms Pearl. It was fun taking the pictures and writing up the post.

  17. Patti

    May 31, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    So cute!

    • flyinggma

      May 31, 2011 at 4:43 pm

      Thanks Patti. Loved your photo challenge post for TIny.

  18. Kathy

    June 1, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    Love that first photo, especially, of the water ripples and fishing bobber. Although the rest of the pics with the grandboy are so cute!

    • flyinggma

      June 1, 2011 at 5:32 pm

      Thanks Kathy for stopping by. It was challenging to try and watch my grandson so he didn’t fall off the dock and get some pictures while my husband was trying to help him with the fishing pole.

  19. nrhatch

    June 6, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Jeanne ~

    You’ll enjoy this fishing story on Vivian’s blog:

    • flyinggma

      June 6, 2011 at 11:14 pm

      Thanks for the link Nancy. What a great story! I love the dry grass bouquets.

  20. viviankirkfield

    June 7, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Hi…I’ve stopped by on the recommendation of Nancy…and I’m so glad that I did!!!!
    Your grandson had a wonderful time with his grandpa…that is obvious!!! And he is already practicing “catch and release” fishing…a budding environementalist. 🙂 Your photos are AWESOME!

    • flyinggma

      June 7, 2011 at 2:12 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Vivian. I also stopped by your blog and subscribed. Nancy pointed me your direction. I’m so glad she did.


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