Sunday, April 16, 2017

Like A Good Neighbor ~ Sunday Tippets, Damsel Style

No, it's not a State Farm commercial.  It's a story about a fly fishing buddy and good friend, Garth... aka: "Maynard" of the Three Amigos.   We recently had a heavy water content of snow hit one day and topple over trees and put branches leaning over fences.  Garth just got done helping out his neighbors.  His back ached and his bones told him that he wasn't a spring chicken anymore.  But, where was he the next week?  In my backyard cutting down tree limbs off of 5 trees with his gas chainsaw.  He probably thought he looked short at 6'3 working between my sons, the "twin towers", at 6'5 and 6'6. 

A lot of work got done in a few hours...
We were so grateful.

I went fishing for those butter browns a few days before...

A perfect place to take Garth for a little R&R after his hard work...

So Saturday, we ventured out to a river that can sometimes be technical to fish and you go away just shaking your head.  But, I was hoping that a repeat of my last visit would bring Garth some nice fish to the net.  We did well.  The browns there are spooky.  When they see you coming, they shoot off like a fighter plane!  But, we found some places that held blind fish.  J/K

A fun day with a good friend.

~Sunday Tippets~

What is a good neighbor?  One who unselfishly gives time or service to another.  One who looks out for another.  One who doesn't look for accolades.  When you take the opportunity to be a good neighbor, you will be blessed.   It usually comes back around in some form.  Those that you help, will have full hearts and their loads will be lightened.   

Thanks my friend. 
 Now it's my turn to do something for someone else.  

Have a great week everyone!


  1. Replies
    1. That's funny, Howard. Garth went home with a plate of RD cookies!

    2. Oh... You want cookies! Hahahaha

  2. Good neighbours are a blessing. Good neighbours with a chain saw and strength and willingness to drag stuff about are heaven sent!


    1. You are absolutely right, RR! Glad to have such wonderful friends.

  3. Wow, good friends and blind Browns. Howard always wants cookies.

    1. Mark ~ Howard must have the middle name "cookie monster". If you have never fished around blind fish, you need to. Hahahahaha. It's way easier! =)

  4. RD
    Garth is one lucky guy!!! thanks for sharing

    1. Bill - I am not sure if the fishing and cookies was a fair enough exchange for the tree trimming or not. But, I think he's good... Haha