|Me and my cousin Edward "Bud" Tipton - 1951|
This week's Throwback Thursday is 1951, when I was ten years old.
I'm pictured with my cousin Edward "Bud" Tipton (same age).
The place was the West Chester Fishing Rodeo, West Chester Pennsylvania.
Believe it or not, I won first prize for catching the biggest fish of the day. I caught a 13 inch trout. My picture was taken and published in the local newspaper.
Now here is the irony: I wasn't a fisherman. I had only fished a few time before, for a fish called "Sunnies". The fisherman was my cousin Bud. So who wins the fishing rodeo contest? Me.
Another irony, I've never fished since. I figured I quit while I was ahead.