Saturday, March 20, 2010

Straight Lake: Legend of the Cap


This is an important photo..this is Chuck.  Chuck is a long time friend from Indiana.  He and his wife, Ardith used to come to my parents resort every Fall.   When my parents sold their resort, they starting coming  to ours next door.  One year Chuck and his son Mark, and daughter in law Kay had been fishing early in the morning. Fall fishing was best in the mornings or late afternoon.  Ardith was on vacation..sewing in the cottage..instead of fishing.  I heard a big racket, the dogs began to bark, something was amiss.  I went to see what the problem was.  I saw two drowned rats, Kay and Chuck. They were totally soaked and Mark was dry as a bone laughing his butt off.   They had been fishing on the other end of the lake when Chucks boat seat broke, in his attempt to stay out of the drink..he grabbed Kay and took her in with him.  Mark fished them both out of the lake.  They retold this story and laughed half the day..everyone that came by had to hear it.  Chuck complained that he had lost his best cap.  Well I thought he was pretty lucky..neither of them had any injuries...other than they were pretty cold..a hot shower fixed them both up.   Chuck bellyached about the cap that he lost.  His life was never going to be the same again without his favorite cap. 

A few days later early one morning, Far Guy was down on the docks and saw something floating past the dock.  He fished it out, low and behold it was Chucks cap..it had made the mile and a half trip from the south end of the lake to one of our docks against the current.   Far Guy made a big deal out of presenting it to Chuck..it became the legend of the cap:)

12 comments:

  1. I guess you could call that his lucky cap now. Nothing like a man and his cap. Men will still wear the same one even if it is raggedy and old if it is their favorite.

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  2. Heeehehe, God works in mysterious ways. The legend of the cap made for a great story, Connie.

    God bless and enjoy your day!!!

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  3. Cool story, lucky that it floated.

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  4. I know, The Bennie and his cap is hard to part with.
    Patsy

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  5. That's a great story and made you all smile remembering their dunk and what "once was lost and now is found".

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  6. I'll bet that just made Chuck's day...what a cute story!

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  7. Now that the drowned cap has been found, will he wear it again ?

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  8. That is a funny story! Hurray for the return of the cap...

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  9. I agree with Rae: that is one lucky cap. He probably wore it until it shredded (I would have).

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  10. The cap missed it's owner. It just wanted to back home. lol! lol!

    Such a great story. I bet y'all will treasure that one for years!

    ~Lisa

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Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate your comments! If you have a question I will try to answer it here. Connie