I'm thankful (most times) for a wife who has a tender spirit and heart.

Unfortuneatly this woman doesn't fish, and comments like, "Poor fish, I can't understand why you guys hook the fish and the pain from the hook make it fight and then turn it loose".

She raised two boys who fly fish (one who has earned a doctorate and is an Aquatic Wildlife Biologist) and now three grandsons who love to fish and one will be migrating to fly fishing shortly as he's old enough.

This will be in her inbox when she awakens to greet the new day as she goes to watch two of the boys today and they grab their fishin' poles and go out the backdoor to the lake after bass and perch.