I caught a fish in a wicker basket!
In the closet no less.
Now you must be wondering how someone
catches a salt water fish in a fresh air closet.
Well, it was easy.
Way back when, Dad went fishing in Florida.
He loved to deep sea fish and always hoped I
would grow up to be a marine biologist.
After spending a couple of (expensive) deep sea fishing charters
with me laying down or hanging over the edge
about as green as seaweed, he came to the realization
it would probably not happen.
Well, mom said he caught this fish and really wanted
to have it mounted. It always hung in the family room
and inadvertently topped the Christmas tree during the holidays.
Tom and I are pictured here with my grandparents
sometime around 1974 - 1976 maybe?
It's a nice sized fish, coming in at about 24 inches.
There are some condition issues but I still think it's pretty cool.
But back to how I caught it in the closet.
I was looking for a spare pillow when I opened the
closet in Mom's back guest room. There,
sitting nose down in a wicker basket, was Dad's fish!
This was two houses and 40 years later.
I asked if I could take it home and without hesitation, Mom agreed.
I don't think the fish fits into her decor!
It will be perfect for me except my living room is pumpkin colored
and the fish will blend right in!
A Camo Fish!
No, I'll put it upstairs, maybe in the girl cave for now
but if the man cave gets fixed up some day,
it would be perfect there.
So, that's my Big Fish Story!