Friday, April 13, 2012
A Thousand Words
Sometimes a sign is worth a thousand words. When I first saw this one along the Mississippi River, just across the Iowa border in Illinois, I couldn't help but smile at the combination of patriotism and fresh fish.
The more I think about it, the more curious I am about the person who put it there by the side of the road. I'm picturing a river rat who spends a lot of time in a boat, who chews tobacco (like my grandfather), knows twenty good baits for catching catfish, and has a jar of stinkbait buried in the back yard right now.
There's a character to go with this sign. I don't have a story for this character right now but I'm glad to have the sign and the possibility calling to me.