"Died doing what he loved"

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  1. Backyard

    Backyard SANCHO!

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  2. ak_powder_monkey

    ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    thats how I hope to go
     
  3. orangeradish

    orangeradish Eyes to the sky...

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    triploidjunkie Active Member

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    I read somewhere that statistics show that fishing is the most dangerous sport out there. More dangerous that football and skydiving combined.Hey!! Now there would be a fun sport.
     
  5. seaalki

    seaalki Active Member

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    Charles Wright:


    After Reading T'ao Ch'ing, I wander Untethered Through the Short Grass

    Dry spring, no rain for five weeks.
    Already the lush green begins to bow its head and sink to its
    knees.

    Already the plucked stalks and thyroid weeds like insects
    Fly up and trouble my line of sight.

    I stand inside the word here
    As that word stands in its sentence,
    Unshadowy, half at ease.

    Religion's been in a ruin for over a thousand years.
    Why shouldn't the sky be tatters,
    lost notes to forgotten songs?

    I inhabit who I am, as T'ao Ch'ing says, and walk about
    Under the mindless clouds.
    When it ends, it ends. What else?

    One morning I'll leave home and never find my way back—
    My story and I will disappear together, just like this.
     
  6. ceviche

    ceviche Active Member

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    Thanks for the poem, seaalki! Great read.

    --Dave E.
     
  7. orangeradish

    orangeradish Eyes to the sky...

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    iagree
     
  8. Alex MacDonald

    Alex MacDonald that's His Lordship, to you.....

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    Carpe diem, kids: carpe diem.
     
  9. Blake Harmon

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    That man lived a long amazing life, Fishing to his last breath.
     
  10. Don Freeman

    Don Freeman Free Man

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    When I first got back from Viet Nam, I worked for the Forest Service down in Oregon. Driving to the job site early one morning; as my crew reached the mouth of Dorena Reservoir, we were flagged down by an old guy. In his aluminum boat on the ramp, lay his friend of 60 years, who had died just as they were launching. He had survived his stroke just long enough to bid farewell.

    That's when I started fishing, and I'm thankful to say I do have a few friends.

    I hope my luck holds.
     
  11. Gary Thompson

    Gary Thompson dirty dog

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    RIP fellow fisher.
    That is the way I hope to go.
     
  12. jergensCsquad

    jergensCsquad Joe's brother

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    I'd like to see that citation.:hmmm:
     
  13. JesseC

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    Pilchuck is closed as of 11/30. Wonder if they'll be assholes and write the citation for his next of kin.
     
  14. lpwoo90

    lpwoo90 New Member

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    mouth to SR 9 is still open.

    RIP