Saturday, May 10, 2008

ONLY IN MINNESOTA

Today is the opening of fishing season in the land of 10,000 lakes. The Governor picks a different lake each year, and he and our Lt. Governor head out in separate boats to see who can catch the first, the biggest, and the most fish.

On the dock of the chosen lake this morning, after the singing of the National Anthem, our Governor proclaimed the fishing season to be open, and at his cry of "Gentlemen, start your engines," a crowd (herd? flock? covey? perhaps school?) of boats roared out into the lakes that had so recently shed their ice cover.

Wonder if the Governor's mansion will be serving fish for dinner? I imagine they have some hot dogs on hand, just in case.

7 comments:

Lisa J said...

How neat. My son loves to fish so much he left Oklahoma and moved to Texas, the best bass fishing in the world he says. He is trying to become a professional fisherman. Glad he dream and strive towards that goal. But he does have a regular job in the meantime!

buckatwos@gmail.com said...

Sage,
We are praying for your mom, any test results yet?

Of course you can link me, I would love for your readers to come by. I too will link you when I get back from our trip to our land.
The Park Wife

Linda B. said...

I never understood why our fishing opener is always on Mother's Day weekend--do you know? Does it make any sense to you?

Sage said...

Linda, I think it's so the men will go out fishing and leave us to go shopping in peace! ~marge~

Lisa J said...

Happy mothers day. Just dropping in to say hi and good morning. Hope you are doing ok, and give your mom and extra hug and kiss from us here in blogger land.

acceptancewithjoy said...

Linda's question and your response cracked me up. It was cold and wet up here on Saturday. Only the most avid fisherman were found on the lakes. Sunday... the church was nigh empty.

Sage said...

Acceptance With Joy: Our church attendance was also less yesterday. We have so many young families in our church, and I think they all went home to mom's for the day, thus causing our attendance to go down. I guess maybe some other churches must have had an increase then! Thanks for visiting my blog. I have been reading your blog for quite some time now, being sent there by daughter Kari!

~marge~