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A Gathering of Fly Fishermen
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 Post subject: Re: Many moons ago....
PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:18 pm 
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Colston Newton wrote:
Discriminatory twits. You left me off the porch because I was drinking bourbon.


Squire,

As I recall, you were unable to operate the simple North Country's 1890's door latch that held the door closed. So much for inherent Virginian "tech."

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 Post subject: Re: Many moons ago....
PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:43 pm 
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We had some good days and nights at Stillwater.
Boyd and his charm,
Jack and his North Country hospitality,
Edward with his love of all things SLU,
Tradition,
Norman Rockwell,
Sunrises,
Vinnie Cashman and one quart Manhattan's,
fried lard,
Gin and Tonics on the porch in the afternoon sun,
building fires in the stove so to take hot showers,
Talisker, Caol Ila, and Lagavulin at night.
Ed Kelleher, Mark Wendt, Tony Delaney, Wade Caler, Colston, my son Brad...

Those were some fine times...

Thank you, Edward W. Laine.


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 Post subject: Re: Many moons ago....
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I'll never forget the ring toss or whatever it was where the pretty lady gave me a pat for luck, and I lost. Then, a hug, and I lost. Then a kiss and I lost. Then she wanted to now if I'd try again and I said, "No, M'am. I don't think the luck you'd throw on me for that would be good here in public."


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 Post subject: Re: Many moons ago....
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At 40 a peddler, at 80 a piddler.


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 Post subject: Re: Many moons ago....
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That wonderful old Camp called Stillwater. The big, covered front porch of the main lodge that overlooked the "Stillwater" of that gentle,upper Grasse River.
The history of the place, the oldest deer hunting camp in the Adirondacks.
The aged grey front porch where Teddy Roosevelt once sat as a guest...and the weathered old Adirondack chair that Teddy was said to have once sat in after the hunt. Jack Elmer, Vinnie Cashman and I where all members for a while, they made it more fun for me and others -- we three were also all Alpha Tau Omega brothers at the nearby St. Lawrence University not so long before. They were Class of '55 I was '56. The legends and the tall tales from that place would fill a book....and it would be a really enjoyable book.... with genuine North Country men from all walks of life as the characters.

Ah well, you can't go home again...
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 Post subject: Re: Many moons ago....
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The Adirondacks is just a beautiful place to spend time. So many hidden gems throughout.


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 Post subject: Re: Many moons ago....
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Gene,
You had to be there....it was a wonderful few years...largely spent in self-indulgence and a lack of any genuine responsibility. I arrived at what might be considered maturity 101, shortly thereafter.
I then convinced the best one to come back to Fort Gordon, Georgia with me....that was one of my best "sales pitches" ever. She's still here sixty years later.
Hey, I'm still grinning :D :D :D

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