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    I thought since the site was slow tonight you guys might not mind me making a mushy post,lol.Its been rainy here all week and that makes for great nightcrawler hunting.Gracie,my grandaughter stays a couple nights a week with me and the highlight of her stay is hunting nightcrawlers,shes done this since she was two,and now shes turning 6.She's not here tonight ,but I thought I would circle the yard before I went to bed and see if there were any crawlers out.As I did I had to smile because I remembered last night when we were getting our flashlights out,she said Nanny this is very special.How many little girls would think hunting nightcrawlers was 'special'.I know its not all the new toys or Happy meals that will be remembered when kids are grown,it is the fishing ,the hunting ,and yes,the hunting nightcrawlers that will be the memories that will be remembered long after all the other stuff is gone.And hopefully long after I am gone.Anyone can go out and buy a dozen nightcrawlers,but memories like these are priceless!
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    Memories
    Well Said Girl and your right...I still cherish the childhood memories when I was Gracies age catching night crawlers with a Light...What we didn't use ourselves we would keep in a Cooler full of Moss that we collected and Sale them for a Quarter a Dozen from the front yard lol...The Old 'NightCrawlers 4 Sale here' sign was always up because it seemed like we always had night-crawlers for Sale and man, Some of them were hubungest!! I would tug ever so gently and stretch them wayyy out lol... Little suckers are fast to dart back in also. Boy I thought I was living Large with that change jingling in my Pocket waiting for a Ride to get Penny Candy which was Squirrel Nut Zippers and Mary-Janes and if we had a great sale, there was a candy bar called the 'Charleston Chew'...I loved those things lol... Around here I can't share the joy of a damp night catching Night-crawlers because of this old red Clay but Dacota has helped me catch Lizards and Craw-Dads in West Va in a creek but we do catch Lightning Bugs from time to time but they call them Fire-Flies around here LOL.....Gracie looks like a natural and very Focused with that tub and Light lol.

    Thanks for the memory refreshment
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    yep
    Enjoy every second of it. Miss Gracie will remember spending time with you hunting nightcrawlers and fishing for the rest of her life.
    My daughter (Chelsea) and I use to spend a lot of time together - she even went hunting and shot a few deer but now she has way too many other 'cool' things to be doing. lol But every once in a while I'll hear her tell someone one of our hunting stories or about something else we did so I know she still remembers. You're right, all of those type of things - the memories - can't be bought.
    I've posted pics with Huntman several times so thought I'd add my daughter's pic to this one.
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    Night Owls
    Beautiful Daughter there Justin, man what you doing up at 1:00 Am? LOL I just came in from a Dead as Disco Cat-fishing trip lol and your right Buddy, My daughter is 10 but man, Kids just grow up so fast these days, It's like they don't even have a childhood anymore..It's Crazy...Guess that's why I love watching Andy Griffith Shows....If Life was like that...man, Wouldn't that be soooo Nice LOL
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    kids
    Now I see how it is,LOL.I checked the site all night and nothing.Looks like as soon as I went to bed things picked up.Maybe thats a sign I need to get a life,lol.Your daughter is beautiful Justin and so is Dacota GT.Time flys,wish it did hum along innocently like it did in Mayberry.
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    lol
    Yeah I could not get to sleep last night so I was up watchin old movies. Thanx for the comments - she's still my girl. I've been keepin' the shotgun ready and threatin' boys for the past several years. lol Like that song 'Cleanin' this Gun'. lol Just seems like once they get all into their crowd of friends and whatnot there's no time. Chelsea has been working this summer and doing an internship at Duke Sports Medicine and then after that it's all about a couple her friends and the boyfriend. That's one of the reasons I like that we're going on that cruise - we'll have her all to ourselves. lol
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    cruise
    Smart idea,get the family on a cruise ship and they are forced to spend time together,lol.You guys will have a blast I'm sure.I went with my sister a few year ago and we had a lot of fun.
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    Get Away
    Yeah a cruise sounds great..Never did anything like that but being someone that has never even vacationed at a beach, What ya expect lol... I have went to Hatteras Flounder Fishing once for 3 Days lol..Dacota is going to beach next month I think....That dang Salt water made my nipples Raw and I was only trying to Cool off so yeah...Give me a Can of Worms and a Cool mountain stream lol
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    get away
    I enjoyed the cruise,but nothing beats a cabin by the lake!!!
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