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    Default THE ROD - Neil Travis - Feb 13, 2012

    THE ROD


    I don't normally visit garage sales. I already have more stuff than I need so I don't visit garage sales, rummage sales, yard sales or auctions. However, one day I found myself at loose ends in a strange town while my wife was receiving medical treatments and as I was out for a walk I chanced upon a garage sale. As I was passing by I noticed a table that had some books piled on one end and what appeared to be some fishing gear on the other end. Certainly more out of curiosity than need I wandered over and glanced at the book titles and the fishing gear. The books were fiction titles and the fishing gear consisted of a few inexpensive spinning rods, a tackle box with some rusting lures and jigs, and some other miscellaneous bait fishing items. As I turned to go an older woman approached me.

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    Absolutely beautiful! Thank you.....
    Warren
    Fly fishing and fly tying are two things that I do, and when I am doing them, they are the only 2 things I think about. They clear my mind.

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    Great story Mr. Travis. I was given a copy of the history of the 1st Inf Division for Christmas in 2010. There were a lot of young men who did not come home from that unit.
    It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. Mark Twain

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    Neil,
    Loved your story. Thanks so much.
    Randy

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    This may just be the best story I've ever read on FAOL. Thanks.
    John

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    Thank you for a great story. A respect for craftsmanship, Service, honor and courage and doing what is right.
    Dick

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    Wonderful story.
    Very emotional, it pulled at my heart strings.

    Thank you.

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    Neil, thanks very much for the story. Take care, John.

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    That was a great story Neil.

    Joe

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    You are to be saluted sir. A heart warming story. Many thanks.

    David

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