April 23, 2007
Is there a stronger bond than the one that exist between a man and his dog? With the exception of family it's hard to think of another one. Who else would sit there soaking wet, while his master was fishing, waiting for just the right moment, that look, that slight head movement that says it's OK boy come on out here. That's a special bond alright. But what about family? What about the bond that exists between siblings, that's a strong one isn't it?
Mine is, but then mine is special, being a twin makes it special, but hey who am I kidding, all siblings have that special bond don't they? What about Lionel & Ethel Barrymore, or Shirley McClain & Warren Beatty, then there are the Wright Brothers, the Marx Brothers, the Rockefeller's, John and David, and let's not forget the Symons brothers!
Yup, that sibling bond is a strong one ain't it? Unbreakable, indestructible, it can never be broken, from cradle to grave. We all know that old saying, friends can come and go but family is always family. You can see where I am going with this can't you? Something has happened, that bond has been broken and I don't have the answer. I'm not sure anyone does. Can it be fixed, perhaps, but it takes two and right now there is one. We shall see...
April 16, 2007
For as gentle a man as he was, he's gotta be pissed. Worse than a new 8X tippet with a freshly tied Royal Coachman snagged on a willow branch right over a deep hole during a caddis hatch.
I wish he were here right now to see what his son has done, this was not what he had envisioned, and for that I am truly saddened. I greatly admired my grandfather, he was such an inspiration, he was someone I could look up to in addition to my father. I still brag about his hunting and fishing exploits and hope that when I am 85 I can still throw a fly line or shoot a partridge from a moving car. Oh wait that's not legal is it? He told me it was it was so it must be!
I don't even want to imagine what my grandmother is thinking right now, she could be a real force to deal with and I have a feeling she ain't done with David yet, his day is coming.
Grandma and Grandpa, I am saddened by the actions of your son, as is a lot of other people. This grand old place will never be the same again, never. Regardless of the outcome the damage has been done, and sadly it cannot be rectified. She will be missed, but not forgotten.
I am hopeful that my mother can get one last time up there, she will be celebrating 80 years there this summer and it would be shame if that couldn't happen, time will tell, time will tell.......