The Big Carved fish in memory of Dad 1908-2003

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© Andrea Petersen
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Teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom... Psalm 90: 12

My father was 88 years old when he carved this big wooden Musky. It was the biggest fish he had ever carved....He invested a lot of time and labor on that fish and he donated it to the Rod and Gun Club in his home town before he passed away, December 21, 2003.

This scanned film picture that I shot of Dad in 1996 brings back good memories of when he was happy doing the hobbies that were fun for him.. After his stroke in 2002, he lost the ability and the memory how to carve. I know if Dad were alive today he would prefer me using this picture for the theme as he treasured it when he was alive and even asked me to shoot the picture of him with the fish so that he could share it with his friends. Prior to this I posted the previous picture for this theme of Dad with the deer horns and then remembered that I had already used it for the Heroes theme in the colored version some time ago but thanks for the comments on it anyway.

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  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone gave props (2 Jun 2014):


  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (2 Jun 2014):

    Wonderful tribute!

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (2 Jun 2014):

    a wonderful legacy

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (2 Jun 2014):

    Just the sweetest tribute. Your Dad would love it. :-)

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) gave props (2 Jun 2014):

    FAB entry, Andrea!

  • Roberto Larrazolo

    Roberto Larrazolo gave props (2 Jun 2014):

    WOW What a catch!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (2 Jun 2014):

    Your dad was a very talented carver. It's a shame that the stroke took away his ability to carve. This is a wonderful tribute to your father!!!

  • courtney stone-moore

    courtney stone-moore said (2 Jun 2014):

    Love this and the horn pic too.checked that one out earlier today

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (2 Jun 2014):

    Wow, that is quite a work of art. So good to see appreciation of fathers, it warms my heart. A super loving tribute to your Father Andrea!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker gave props (2 Jun 2014):

    amazing! what a wonderful carving and reminder of your Dad! he'd love this I'm sure.

  • Barbara Kurth

    Barbara Kurth said (3 Jun 2014):

    Beautiful capture.....Very sweet tribute....

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (3 Jun 2014):

    Beautiful tribute Andrea!! He was a true artist!

  • Fred Moskey

    Fred Moskey gave props (3 Jun 2014):

    That fish is as big as your dad. He sure did an outstanding carving, truly a great artist!

  • Talisha (Tally) Sachlis

    Talisha (Tally) Sachlis   gave props (3 Jun 2014):

    The fish is tall as your dad! Great photo, Andrea!!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (3 Jun 2014):

    Your dad was very talented! What a sweet memory to have and treasure!

  • Evelyne Schulte

    Evelyne Schulte gave props (3 Jun 2014):

    This is wonderful!!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon   gave props (3 Jun 2014):

    I love the work he did on carving and finishing this beautiful Musky! It is an outstanding piece of art! A fabulous tribute and theme entry!

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (3 Jun 2014):

    That is one marvelous Musky. What a wonderful portrait of your Dad!

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (3 Jun 2014):

    Beautiful portrait here!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (5 Jun 2014):

    Friggin'FabulousFatherFoto! and entry!

  • Mark Andrews

    Mark Andrews (Deleted) gave props (7 Jun 2014):

    Great story and a wonderful epitaph

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