December 2001

 

Dear e-Fisherfolk:

Arkansas is currently enjoying possibly the last warm weather of the year. The television news this morning reported that Minnesota was going to be getting the brunt of a massive cold front that could dump as much as 18 inches of snow?!! Man, that’s a lot of snow. We are assured that our temperatures will drop radically from the 60’s and 70’s to the 20’s and 30’s soon. It’s time to start bringing in some wood for the woodstoves.

The last couple of months of the year usually find us spending a lot of time at home with family and friends. Thanksgiving weekend featured a three-day gathering of a lot of friends and family from all over the country. Music was played, food was consumed, and catching up was done. These activities were all done in total excess. Thanksgiving dinner consisted of three turkeys (baked, smoked, and deep fried). In order, Ezra’s favorites were smoked, baked and fried. Also in order, Keith’s favorites were, (fried, fried and fried). We sat 37 people at three tables and various other spots in Ezra’s house. A great moaning could be heard for miles after dinner. Keith’s son, Kevin, was home from college for four days. This morning, Keith went in to wake him up and get him into the shower, forgetting that Kevin had already gone back to college yesterday. Just when you get used to one thing, something else happens.

By the time you get this, it will be December 2001. How’d it happen so fast? As the year rapidly recedes, we hope that you all are able to accomplish the things you want to. Don’t let the Christmas traffic get to you. If you find yourself in a traffic jam with people using their car horns as weapons, slide in a Trout tape or CD and turn it up really loud and just relax.

Troutfully Yours,
Keith and Ezra

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