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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Viet Nam War plaque at the University

On my walks around campus I encounter various objects donated by certain graduating classes or organizations.  I liked this donation from 1988 which was well after the war, but it shows that the scars were still present on our country.  The inscription may not be clear in the photo.  It states "To all those whose lives were touched by the fire of the war" which is a nice thought because it includes not just those who served but the friends and families of those who served and those who felt the anguish of the damage done to America.

The plaque is located on the grounds of the Memorial Chapel, an especially pleasant area of the campus and important to me because it's where we were married.

Shad at Fletchers Boathouse

Got out twice-once on the 11th, a day when the run slowed down and fishing was slow.  Did catch an American shad.  Went back the week of the 16th and I got about a half dozen hickories which are smaller but jump. Also caught one white perch.  Some of the fish came on a sink tip line, but mostly I used a full sinker.

Typical Fletchers April scene.

April in the Park

The beginning of the month was pretty chilly, and I only got out once to fish for trout and didn't catch anything.  Now the warm weather species are active, and I've caught bass and bluegill.