Wednesday, July 15, 2009

WHERE IT ALL BEGAN

girlfishing

Daddy likes to tell a story about taking me fishing when I was about 3 years old.

Clever man that he is, he devised a plan where he could look after me while Mommy was at work and still knock out a few hours at one of his favorite past-times, fishing. Off we went to the dam (That’s dam, not damn. I’m not cursing again. Geesh) with tackle box and poles in tow.

Once Daddy found the perfect spot for us to fish, he set me up with a pole of my own. It was a cane pole with no line and no hook. Just a pole. Daddy busied himself with casting his line into the water while I sat contentedly with my pole. I was three. I didn’t know any better. I was fishing.

After awhile a man approached and set up his fishing gear near our spot. I was sitting between Daddy and this new arrival. He sat down and cast his line into the water. Every once in awhile he would look over at me and smile.

Fishing can be a little boring and eventually the man struck up a conversation with me. Daddy taught me that a good fisher(wo)man is quiet but I couldn’t resist the temptation to make a new friend. We chatted a bit and then he said, “You know you’re never going to catch any fish like that. You don’t even have a line in the water.”

After careful consideration of his observation, I replied, “I’m catching as many as you are.”

…….and so it was, a Smart Mouth Broad was born.



Hugs,
Smart Mouth Broad

30 comments:

♥ Braja said...

Priceless :))

Fragrant Liar said...

HAHAHAHAHA! That was too funny. No wonder you like Miss America so much. You're just like her!

tera said...

Too cute!
When I was little my daddy took me fishing. I caught a fish. When we got them all home we put them in the sink to clean and mine started swimming around. I wouldn't let my dad kill it so we put it in the fish pond with the little carp we had.
A raccoon ate it. Damn raccoon (I am swearing...). Never loved a fish like that again.
sigh

JeanMac said...

Too sweet!

Jan said...

Hey - it makes sense to me.

Beth said...

I LOVE this story! Hilarious!

Tony Letts said...

Classic! :)

Mrs. K said...

i love it...

blueviolet said...

Ahaha...and she was born!

Hit 40 said...

LOL!!! So young and so brilliant. Excellent

f8hasit said...

That's fabulous darling...I wish I were that witty at 3.
:-)

Thanks for the post!

The Peach Tart said...

Great comeback and bet your shut his ass up.

Donna said...

That was to cute.But hey! You were right.LOL!!!

Donna said...

That was to cute.But hey! You were right.LOL!!!

only a movie said...

Excellent!! :-)

Erin P said...

A very intelligent comment, actually--and practical!
Great story.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Quick wit even as a kid! You are good :-)

Midlife Jobhunter said...

I'm jealous. You discovered your calling so early!

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Oh you are so cute. Loved this post.

Linda said...

That is precious!

Duchess said...

Out of the mouths of babes...

ReRe said...

I was still laughing about Lucy! And some more laughter! Too cute!

Auntie, aka Dog Girl said...

Ha!
What a fresh young thang you were.

Wunderwoman said...

Too funny! Bet he didn't make any more remarks like that.

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Braja-Thank you, sweetie.

FL-Except I wasn't as cute.

tera-"Damn raccoon" LOL

JeanMac- :-)

Jan-I call em like I see em.

Beth, Tony, MrsK - :-)

BV-And life as we know it has never been the same. LOL

Hit40,f8,PT-The sad thing is that I've never been as good with a comeback since.

Donna-Well....he wasn't catching anything....

Movie- :-)

ErinP - Awww, thanks.

JJ-I'm afraid I peaked too soon tho. *wink*

MLJH-Now if I could just find something to do with it that's lucrative. Know anyone who wants to pay me to be a smartarse? LOL

Pseudo,Linda-*blushing*

Duchess-You said it!

ReRe-I'm going to gather all my Lucy stories together in my sidebar. .....maybe today.

Auntie-I learned early to "tell it like it is".

WW-I guess I'll never know. :-)

otin said...

You are not from Jersey, are you? LOL!

midlife slices said...

That's your best line yet and thanks for the much needed laugh. It's a little hard to find something to laugh out when it's after midnight on the 5th night in a row you can't sleep. Ugh.....help me.

Pastor Sharon said...

Excellent!

Oz Girl said...

At 3 yrs old?!! Wow, you did have the makings of a smart mouth broad already! Cute story. :)

Kimberly said...

We all need a starting point. Good career choice.