my best fishing buddy

Discussion in 'The Hunting & Fishing Forum' started by old semperfi, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. old semperfi

    old semperfi New Member

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    i live in southern indiana,old country boy at hear
    please forgive me if this is posted in the wrong place but i have to tell about my best fishing buddy.her name was becky,she and i fished together for almost 18 years.we had a standing bet as to who caught the first keeper fish for one dollar.i think over the years she beat me.if you havent figured it out yet she was also the love of my life.i lost her to cancer november twelth.i dont know if i will ever enjoy fishing again.i was always amazed at her because nothing got her goat,she always seen the best side of everything.i guess even me.one of the remarketable things about her is what i called her magic bag.the first time she carried it on board i laughed,i asked her if she was going somewhere for the week,she just gave me that little grin and got in the boat.i know some of you may not beleive this but any time i needed just about anything she had it in her bag.the thing could of been aspirin,allergy medicene,rain gear,dry clothes etc.i know about the dry clothes when the rope broke about midnight when we were backing the boat in.i had to go swimming in freezing water and wearing sweats and tennis shoes,thats another story.i just want to end this by saying if your other half is your fishing buddy then cherish her,you never know when you may lose her. older semperfi-GOD BLESS
  2. jedwil

    jedwil Well-Known Member

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    I am sorry for your loss but you have wonderful memories. God Bless.........
  3. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Moderator

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    Keep on fishin OS; no way that your Becky would want you to stop. Give her something to talk about; cause ya know she's telling a story or two about your fishing adventures together up in heaven. She is still there with you, cherish her memories and when you smile, you will know that you're not alone.

    Semper Fi and God Bless,

    Woolley
  4. robman2629

    robman2629 New Member

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    Touching story OS. I met my girl this last summer and we went fishing AND hunting together and nothing was better than being out in the woods watching her nod off. I dont know how you feel, but I completely see what youre saying. Sorry for your loss and keep the tradition going. Im sure thats what she would want. And you never know when shes going to send that "keeper" your way.
  5. m77user

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    I am sorry for your loss.
    I do not have much for a boat; but if you ever make it out to Montana I would gladly take you out fishing in it.
  6. Packrat76

    Packrat76 New Member

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    I feel your pain, I know what it is like to lose your best fishing partner. Mine was my father, we would fish a high mountain lake in central Oregon every year since I could remember. The last year we went, he told me that this would be the last time for him, two months later he passed away. It leaves a big hole in your heart, but going back there fishing leaves lots of good memories for tomorrow.
  7. terryu1

    terryu1 Armed Infidel Supporting Member

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    God Bless OS, get back in that boat and get your arse on the water. I think you will not be too surprised to find she is still with you!! The pain will not subside quickly but rest assured that you have another Guardian Angel to watch over you.
  8. ducati

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    God Bless you Old Semperfi. My wife is my best friend and fishing buddy as well. I can't imagine how you are feeling and can't offer any real words of encouragement but try to get out there and continue fishing. I'd like to think that if I were in your situation I could get on the boat or in the ice hut and feel her sitting right next to me.
  9. catfish83861

    catfish83861 New Member

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    This is a fishing section. She was and is your fishing buddy. I can not think of a more appropriate spot to place this. Keep all those good memories as they will help you through the hardest times. Wish I still had my dad to go fishing with,but every time I do something right I know he is right there with me.
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