I scanned a bunch of older photos yesterday. I ran onto a photo of my Maternal Grandmother that shows her love of fish and flowers.
I know I have written before about the windows just off the kitchen that faced south. There were tables there right up next to the windows. There were four windows. That is where Grandma kept her African Violets, geraniums and some ferns and a philodendron that grew up the wall and went over the ceiling. When the room was painted the philodendron roots had to be dug from the plaster.
I had forgotten about the extra chairs that she used to shove under the flower tables until they were needed. They were Avocado Green. I had forgotten the stool between the tables..you had to make the most of your space for plants and that Croton looks like it thrived there. Above the Croton on the stool is a mirror and above the mirror was a thermometer and possibly one of those old strips that turned colors in the humidity. I am not sure how well they worked..I recall the strips turning blue and staying that color.
I am not so sure about her fish. This was a Five Pound Six Ounce Bass that she caught in February of 1983. Grandma would have been 72 years old in this photo.
Someone took a Polaroid of the fish and wrote it’s statistics on the back.
I like to fish for Bass too..using a top water bait in May or Early June..Bass are kinda feisty and they will hit the bait as soon as it hits the water and then fight for their freedom. My experience with Bass is that they are always have little black spots on their bellies and are wormy..so I always have caught them and then released them back into the lake.
Apparently Grandma kept her big old Bass and she most likely fillet it out and fried it up in a pan:)