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There’s treasure behind that green worm spit…

Way back when, my dad and one of his fishing partners, Tom Guthrie, didn’t share much in common. What they did share was the love of fishing, dad’s 12-foot aluminum boat and Mr. Tom’s catalpa tree. All my memories here are not favorable. I used to hate to “pick” catalpa worms. But I loved to … Continue reading

Bussey Brake: Old being made new

After the drive just north of Bastrop, I stopped first on the south end of Bussey Brake and walked up the levee at the old water pumping station. Wow. The lake is empty, except a few deep holes near the intake and outtake areas, a few spots out in the lake and a couple of … Continue reading

Grand camping – Part 4

Final in a four-part series Now it’s time for the After Party: So where’d everybody go? Today, when there’s a big event, it isn’t necessarily over when it’s over. The cool thing to do is have an “After Party” too. The “after party” after a camping/fishing/family vacation road trip usually involves eating up the leftovers … Continue reading

Grand Camping Vacation – Part 1

First of a four-part series It’s not my fault. It’s Ollie Hopnoodle’s. When my grown kids suggested we take them and our grandchildren camping on the lake this summer, I couldn’t wait. I had an excellent role model to follow. In case you never had the privilege of seeing it, the satire of childhood recollections … Continue reading

Unintended deceit

Okay, this is too funny to not share with you and only Uncle Si and I could team up to do it. Yesterday, I got 251 “clicks” on lakedarbonnelife.com from Brazil. I get a daily report of how many clicks there are on the site and where they come from. I do get viewers from … Continue reading

What is it? I know. I know…

A few weeks back, friend Joyce Neely of Tennessee posted a Facebook photo under the “What is it?” category. I knew immediately, but after a dozen or so way off answers from others, I had to post the right one. I knew what it was because I have strapped pairs of them on my parents … Continue reading

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