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The Fishing Was Never Better

     I have lots of fond memories of my life in Hughes County and the Moss area. Most of you may remember that our home place was just east of the schoolhouse . By the road, it was 1 1/4 miles, but across the pasture, it was only about 3/4 of a mile. There was a nice little creek just south of our place that was usually pretty alive with fish, mostly perch, but to a kid , a fish is a fish!
     My brother and I and usually the neighbor kids, would take our poles, catch some grasshoppers for bait, a skillet to cook in, and head to the creek. It had a low-water bridge just below the Whiteís homestead and it was an ideal place to fish. We would catch our fish, build us a campfire, and cook the fish right there on the creek on a big old flat rock. The rock isnít there anymore. Progress has changed the low-water bridge, too.
     You know, to this day, I canít remember us cleaning those fish, but they sure tasted good. My brother, Rick, assures me that we did gut them, but didnít cut off the head or tail. Iíll have to check with the Robertsí kids, Jean Carol, Gerald Lee, Kathryn, & Mary Ann, to verify that statement. They were the ones we fished with the most.
Eulene (Noblett) Teakell, Class of 1960

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