In last weeks questions someone asked “whos your daddy”. Well I will tell you about my Dad. He is a bad ass even in retirement who goes around the world and catches 100+ lbs fish. He runs a fishing community site at Where I Fish.com
Things were not always great for my dad though. About 10 years ago he had a stroke and shortly after they found out he had a enlarged heart. They only gave him a few months to live. It was pretty crazy. I am not much of a crier but I think that day was one of about 5 times in my life I remember actually shedding tears. Anyway it was a very dark day when they gave my dad only a few days to live.
But the craziness even goes farther back. My grandma Schoemaker was born in 1900. When she was 20- something (1920’s) she went to a carnival and went to see a gypsee. The gypsee told her she would go on to meet a wonderful man and have a great family and also live to be very old BUT she would be sad as she would OUTLIVE all of her children.
Well over the years my uncle died of a drug overdose… my aunt died of cancer… my other aunt committed suicide … then my dad was the only one left and now hes been given a sentence of only a few months to live! SCARY!
Long story short he actually died a few times then was brought back… He got a heart transplant and has been going strong since. Very shortly after he got his transplant my grandmother passed away. Its like the gypsee had told her all she would live to see all her children pass… and in a sense she did… weird huh?
Sorry I got off on a add moment telling that story… The main story I wanted to post was how my dad was macking it hard last week in Spain catching 100+ LBS catfish!
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