The One That Got Away

Bikurgurl’s 100 Word Wednesday: Week 29


We used to belong to a recreational club called Penn Manor Club. My in-laws had a cabin located on a strip of land between the two lakes. We spent our weekends fishing there.

Every summer we would have a contest to see who caught the biggest fish. One evening around dusk Gary gathered the rods, nets, buckets, bait and off we went to fish off the dock.

We were just about to call it quits when something big hit my line. I yelled for Gary to get the net. No net appeared. Again, get the net. No net.  GET THE NET!  Gary said, “I forgot the net.” Needless to say I didn’t win the contest.




About Wanda

I am a Catholic widow, mother, grandmother, friend and according to my kids just a little bit crazy. My faith is paramount in my life. Spending time with my family, especially my four grandchildren is one of my most treasured blessings. I love Redskins football, Phillies baseball, NASCAR, quilting, genealogy and I am a bibliophile and struggling blogger.
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4 Responses to The One That Got Away

  1. Your oldest child says:

    I thought this might have been about about when I had the biggest catch still to date,
    The day I hooked Aunt Gail!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. I forgot about that.


  3. James McEwan says:

    For the sake of a net the fish was lost. Well maybe next time. I enjoyed this lovely story of a family outing, an event that I am sure is repeated with laughter at family gatherings. It is always Gary’s fault…

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