Monday, January 03, 2011

Amanuensis Monday: The Fish Story

An Amanuensis is a person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another. 

Undated news clipping, possibly Alexandria, Indiana Times-Tribune

Bill Wright, employee of the post office, was telling the folks back home this week about the "ones that got away" while on his vacation.  Mr. and Mrs. Wright were fishing at Tippecanoe lake last Saturday night and had a string of six fish tied on the back of the boat.   The boat drifted into some weeds and the fish became tangled in the weeds and broke loose.

Among the catch was the largest fish ever caught by Mrs. Wright, a one and one-fourth pound crappie.

That's the story!

Bill Wright was my maternal grandfather.

Amanuensis Monday is a daily blogging theme which encourages the family historian to transcribe family letters, journals, audiotapes, and other historical artifacts. Amanuensis Monday is a popular ongoing series created by John Newmark at Transylvanian Dutch.


Nancy said...

What a fun find! A 1 1/2 pound crappie is a good size! I wonder how often they went fishing together.

Southwest Arkie said...

I love finding blips about my ancestors in the old neat to fill in the dash.