Monday, November 12, 2018

The One That Got Away


I remember a long time ago when I overheard my dad telling my mom about what happened on a fishing outing. 

He had tossed out a line and was dunking some bait on a pier at Pearl Harbor.

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There was a huge strike, and he rushed to the pole. 
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In his excitement his top front partial dentures fell into the water. He dove into the water to try to retrieve them but wasn't able to find them.
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I've kept that story in my memory banks for over 50 years. 

When I called my mom a little while ago to confirm that he did dive in after the teeth, she said, "Yes he did dive in to look for them. They fell out after he bit into an apple."

Whaaaaaaat??!!  After he bit into an apple??

I like my story better.

11 comments:

K and S said...

I like your memory of the story better too.

Anonymous said...

Haha! What a cute story of your dad. You have wonderful memories of your childhood.

Izsmom

jalna said...

LOL, Kat . . . mine's mo bettah yah!

Thanks Izsmom!

Annie said...

Awww, Jalna, keep the sweet memories!

Honolulu Aunty said...

So cute, and love your drawing/paintings!

jalna said...

Annie, I try.

Thanks, Aunty!

Anonymous said...

j: but did he reel in the fish? -n

Leslie's pics said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA!!

jalna said...

N, I don't think so. LOL.

Les, tee hee.

Joy Kihara said...

Love your stories and illustrations!

jalna said...

Awwww, thanks Joy!