Bigger Worms Catch Bigger Fish!!

By Amanda Finch

My cousin, Kevin, and I were (once upon a time) quite young; perhaps four years old at the time this tale took place.

We loved to loiter on our granny’s boat dock down on Lake LBJ. It may still have been called Lake Granite Shoals back then, but I was too young to know or care. Just as I was too young to know what it was we pulled out of the minnow net that day. Continue reading

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Water Moccasin Ye Ha!


Water Moccasin (AKA Cotton Mouth)

Water Moccasin (AKA Cotton Mouth)

Growin’ up in Carthage, Texas (Northeast Texas in the piney woods) in the early 1960’s, a boy is eventually going to run into the infamous Cotton Mouth snake, also known as a Water Moccasin.

Back in the 1960’s, your dad could just call one of his many friends to ask if his boys could hunt on some of their land, which was normally hundreds of acres of sweet, pine wooded forests. The answer was invariably, “Sure, Jimmy!” In no time, kids would be off on another big adventure.
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This post was submitted by Mike Strong.