Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Salmon Fishing #FolklorePhoto

Photo courtesy Daphne March.

This week's #FolklorePhoto is of Jeff and his father, Arthur Hodder. This was the first fish he ever caught on a salmon fishing trip with his father. Jeff recalls:

"I remember it was a pretty exciting time. I remember it was in the evening, and the sun was just setting. Everything was perfect. It was calm. And the next thing you know, I had this fish on. Was I excited! I remember mom squealing and getting the camera ready for a picture. Dad was saying 'Keep your pole up! Keep your pole up!' I landed him, I didn’t need anybody’s help. He netted it for me. I just remembered everything he told me, and he was there coaching me. It was pretty exciting. Needless to say, I was pretty proud at the end of that day. I woke up the next morning, and I figured I was old enough now to shave. I put Dad’s lather on my face, took the razor out. You know those old razors with the blade you’d put in? I took the blade out and started shaving. There is a picture of me shaving somewhere. That was the next day, I figured if I was man enough to catch a salmon, I was man enough to shave!"

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