It's still 8 hours or so before it's officially Mothers' Day. But Happy Mothers' days to the ladies here on the board and the wives of all the guys. As a boy I idolized my dad, if he had told me to get a bucket of water, we were going to extinguish the fires of hell I would have been right beside him. Dad seemed to be always working providing for the family. It was my mother who taught me to fish and I remember going fishing with up until I was old enough to go with the guys. My mom is still with us and going pretty strong to be 88 years old. I would love to know of a farm pond where I could take her with a tube of crickets or a can or worms and catch a mess of bream.

I was also blessed to find a wonderful young lady, on the first try, who has been a wonderful mother to my two children. She has been keeping company with me since the beginning of school in 1964, when I met her when I went back to my hometown to attend the JUCO there. I am and have been doubly blessed.