The fishing “To do” list

The fishing “To do” list

The fishing “To do” list

By LEON YOUNGBLOOD

As some would say, “It’s a small world.”  Running into a friend I had not seen in almost 25 years, we were able to sit awhile over lunch and catch up on personal history while we ketchupped our burgers and fries.  We had stopped for fuel at a truck-stop along a busy interstate.  I ask you, what are the odds?  I was at pump #9; and a vaguely familiar face was at pump #10.  Around about $30 worth of gas and rising, I finally had to ask:  “Pardon me, but you look like a friend from my college days.  Are you by any chance Bruce Calvin Scalawag?” Continue reading “The fishing “To do” list”

“Fast cat” dogs

By LEON YOUNGBLOOD

When our son Mason took his dog Maggie to the “Fast CAT” canine event, my wife and I went too.  It seemed like something we needed to do, in fact.  Maggie is a young blonde lab whose frenzied energy can sometimes be mistaken for insanity, and our presence would perhaps have a stabilizing influence.  I doubted my own presence would be of any real benefit, but I was glad to help out. Continue reading ““Fast cat” dogs”