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Breck
04-02-2013, 11:05 PM
Brenton is my nephew. Being raised by his mom the best way she knows how is great in it's own way but still doesn't fill the longing that every young boy must ponder at some point while riding the bus home on a country road, playing in the yard, or walking in a field behind their home wondering about what it might be like out there where the creek or small stream awaits to be discovered.

A couple of weekends ago, I had a trip planned with a regular fishing buddy of mine and while taking Brenton and his granny - who is my mother to dinner.....he asked: WHEN I could take him fishing. What a question!!

He's at my moms, last minute question, no proper clothing, planning or preparation....just....can we go fishing???

Some of my best moments in life have not been methodically planned out. Spur of the moment......kinda like Brentons' request. Whats an uncle to do? Make the best of creating that one moment that might be one of the Best hes ever had!!??

45 degree water temps, 10 water crossings that started with Brenton on my back but left me on my knees trying not to completely go under water - Thanks Frank for not getting those pics.

A great day no matter what!!


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Brenton, You are a true Trooper!!! I promise to take you fishing more often!!

Uncle Breck

Mac
04-03-2013, 08:48 AM
Breck,

That is the best story i have read this year. :biggrin:

Brings back so many memories,

JoeFred
04-03-2013, 10:45 AM
Tremendous!

fishhead
04-03-2013, 12:17 PM
my nephews were in the same situation quite a few years back. they are grown now.. but still love to fish.. they are not fly fishing yet, but I just give them time.. my time was a great return on investment.. for them and me.
good on you...
fishhead

duckypaddler
04-03-2013, 02:18 PM
Nice stuff Breck!

Would have liked to seen a pic of your crossing technique:biggrin:

David Knapp
04-03-2013, 03:08 PM
Great to see you passing on your love of this sport to young people!!! Keep up the good work and keep the reports coming as well! Thanks for sharing...

Dancing Bear
04-03-2013, 06:37 PM
We'll be in the park this weekend for a family trip and my 5 year old nephew has said "I want to fish with Uncle Mike". I can't wait!

Love your posts Breck.

flyguys
04-03-2013, 09:06 PM
Breck, long after you and I are gone, That young man will have the memories of that first fishing trip. Thanks for taking the time to give that young man a memory that will last a lifetime. flyguys

Fgsnyder
04-03-2013, 09:50 PM
Breck, he's a great young man and it was a great day. Thanks for letting me tag along and enjoy you two! The fishing wasn't bad either!

Corbo
04-04-2013, 05:08 AM
Someday HE will be taking YOU fishing... you've made a good investment.

pmike
04-04-2013, 06:49 PM
Brought tears to my eyes, in a good way. My middle daughter got involved with a "deadbeat" and became pregnant whle they were living together. The result is that she as a single mother living in our home is raising our Grandson whom we watch while she is at work. It used to break my heart when he would talk about his "daddy" and say he wanted to see his dad. Now mind you we refuse to talk his dad down to him, but the guy only rarely comes to town supposedly to see my grandson and ends up only briefly, if at all spending any time with or around him. In addition the "dad' is on his cell phone talking or texting the entire time he is around my Grandson.

About a year or so ago, my Grandson spontaeously spoke up and said, we don't need a daddy, I have a papa and looked over at me with a huge smile.

Being a dad myself as well as a grandad, now, I cannot imagine having a child and being no more invested in his life than his "dad" has been...I have to say it is truly a much greater loss to the "dad" than it will ever be to my Grandson!

Mike

Breck
04-04-2013, 08:36 PM
Brought tears to my eyes, in a good way. My middle daughter got involved with a "deadbeat" and became pregnant whle they were living together. The result is that she as a single mother living in our home is raising our Grandson whom we watch while she is at work. It used to break my heart when he would talk about his "daddy" and say he wanted to see his dad. Now mind you we refuse to talk his dad down to him, but the guy only rarely comes to town supposedly to see my grandson and ends up bonly briefly if at all spending any time with or aroiund him. In addition the "dad' is on his cell phone talking or texting the entire time he is around my Grandson.

About a year or so ago, my Grandson spontaeously spoke up and said, we don't need a daddy, I have a papa and looked over at me with a huge smile.

Being a dad myself as well as a grandad, now, I cannot imagine having a child and being no more invested in his life than his "dad" hs been...I have to say it is truly a much greater loss to the "dad" than it will ever be to my Grandson!

Mike

Mike, in my work, I see more than you will ever know of "grandparents raising and caring for children twice over with grandkids". Thank god you are there!!!

More and more grandparents driving minivans to bear a responsibility that they once held and accomplished and now doing again. You are an honorable man!!

As for grandparents, my children are blessed with a storybook description of a papa.

Your are......... Superman my friend.

Thank you for sharing.

Breck

pmike
04-04-2013, 09:17 PM
Thanks for your kind and gracious words. By the way, my favorite fishing partner as a kid growing up, was my Uncle George. My Dad never seemed to want to do much with my brother and I as kids growing up, I suppose in part it was due to "burnout" or some such thing. Dad had been very involved in Boy Scouts along with his Dad before him and as a kid, later as a young man, I would meet adult men who upon learning my name would ask if Dan Thorpe was my father. When I'd reply that he was, they would go on and on about how much he meant to them for all he had invested in their lives through scouting...my brother and I shook our heads in disbelief, wondering how that could even be possible...

My Uncle seemed to understand and he liked to fish, so when he had time, he would always try to get me to take him out with me in my old leaky and decrepit boat. We would always catch fish and swap stories, and his involvment helped me develop some sense of personal worth. I am sure some of your nephew's fondest, if not the fondest of his memories will have to do with time spent with you!

God Bless and thanks for sharing!!!

JoeFred
04-04-2013, 11:40 PM
...
About a year or so ago, my Grandson spontaeously spoke up and said, we don't need a daddy, I have a papa and looked over at me with a huge smile.
...
Mike

Thanks for sharing, Mike. I'm with Breck. "Superman" fits.

– JF

pmike
04-06-2013, 10:12 AM
Personally I want to say I think Breck is "THE MAN" :) My Grandson is so much a part of me, I can't fathom doing otherwise. Breck's investment into the life of his nephew especially touches a nerve (in the best way) with me, because of my own situation with my Uncle and how much he and his time invested, meant to me. I would add that he may have had ulterior motives because he frequently would tell me that he ;liked fishing with me because I could catch fish when no one else was catching them :)

I might add that Breck's title for being the man is being contested in our home by my Elijah. Elijah climbed into my big recliner a couple of weeks ago after I left for work, then smiled and looked over at his "Bella" (Grandma), while saying, "I'm Papa, I am the man!". Robin almost fell out of her chair laughing...and wondering where and how he managed to come up with this as we've never done such...

Thanks again for your kindness guys :)

BlueRaiderFan
04-07-2013, 08:34 AM
Way to go. I have a nephew I feel the same way about. I never had kids, so my nephews and nieces are it for me.