Tuesday, April 22, 2008


"Angeline, Angeline
Darker nights I've never seen
I do love your East Texas pines
But I can't find my sleep
In your shadows so deep and
Dark as the doubts in my mind"

I always wanted to retire to East Texas, run a Bait and Tackle Shop and Lawnmower Repair Service.

Small friendly towns with smalltown people that roll up the sidewalks at a Quarter past Six.

In the Angelina National Forest there are small lakes and large resevoirs filled with mossbeds full of Black Bass and Opelousa Catfish. I would keep an eye out for the little Red Cocked Woodpecker, endangered since 1973. Best keep a sharp eye for ol' Water Moccasin too.

Lately there are disturbing rumors and reports coming out of that once pristine and untouched wilderness that I enjoyed so much as a barefoot city boy posing as a toeheaded country boy a few weeks every year.

Its even on the Website...

Fishing Advisory:

Largemouth bass at Ratcliff Lake, Bouton Lake, Boykin Springs, and Double Lake have recently shown elevated levels of mercury. This is a common occurrence in East Texas lakes.


Mother of Invention said...

Just as long as you don't catch any two-headed fish!

GrizzBabe said...

Ewwww. You could always fish in a HAZMAT suit.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a book ... Mercury Rising .... or a thermometer .... or maybe the fish are richer and more talented .... Mercurys instead of Chevys.
Quack, Quack!

Dave Mows Grass said...

I've never understood Mercury. Why not just buy a Ford?

Old Lady said...

The Savannah River Plant area, which makes nuclear weapons, has strange looking owls. Happy Earth day to you. We use disposable ware made from corn, potatoes and sugar cane. They degrade in the wink of an eye. Kinda neat don't you think!

Anonymous said...

Serves you right!
Are you still sinking the boats of the people who annoy you?

steve said...

Anonymous-i'd sink the Sun if I thought it had insulted me!

sinking that boat..yes that was a goood one!

rdg said...

ahhhh.... I love Angeline - who else could understand the dark nights of the soul ??

thanks, cowboy xxx

Old Lady said...

So I had to add something about your Freudian Slip!

Sweetie, I think it is Red Cockaded(sp)Woodpecker.

The tune for Angeline...I have to YouTube it, it escapes me.

steve said...

I wish i could sing it to ya'll..very pretty song.