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THE GOOD OLE DAYS

LETS TALK ABOUT THE GOOD OLE DAYS WHEN LIFE WAS SIMPLER AND ALOT LESS COMPLICATED AND GET BACK TO ESSENTIALS, FUN!!!

Location: TROY GROVE , ILLINOIS
Members: 45
Latest Activity: Feb 16, 2015

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Does anyone remember renting fishing boats? 9 Replies

When I was a kid growing up in the ‘50s and ‘60s very few people that I knew owned a boat. Being raised in one of the thousands of subdivisions that sprang up after WWII I don’t remember one person…Continue

Started by Mike Martin. Last reply by Mike Martin Jan 19, 2015.

FRIENDS REMEMBERED , WHILE I STILL CAN REMEMBER EM..... 2 Replies

BACK when  I was a young married man I came to Troy Grove, the birthplace of my wife of 42 years now.. I was at the post office one day getting my mail , no home delivery , then or now. There was an…Continue

Started by DAVID L EITUTIS. Last reply by dick tabbert Oct 25, 2014.

" MUSINGS ON GETTING OLDER " 2 Replies

  AS I sit here pondering how to start this I"m listening to " WALTZING MATILDA" by the Seekers. I associate the song with my time spent in Austrailia as a young man ..... They have a different…Continue

Started by DAVID L EITUTIS. Last reply by carl hendrix Sep 4, 2014.

THE BUCKET LIST OF 10 THINGS OR LESS FROM THE GOOD OLE DAYS! 19 Replies

AFTER READING JANS COMMENT ABOUT A BUCKET LIST LETS START ONE IN MY GROUP: 10 ITEMS ONLY OR LESS ABOUT THE GOOD OLE DAYS ON FAMILY , TACKLE  , FISHING OR ANYTHING PERTAINING TO THAT STUFF.  HERE'S…Continue

Started by DAVID L EITUTIS. Last reply by DAVID L EITUTIS Mar 15, 2014.

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Comment by DAVID L EITUTIS on February 16, 2015 at 8:22pm

Ya know Matt this group above all others I started on here , has a special place in my heart. I guess it's because of the old day the way were brought up and memories from them too. Hope ya get the chance to read some of the posts in this group , they are eloquent to be sure.......

Comment by carl hendrix on January 23, 2015 at 9:46am

all I can say is-- if this rendevou is any thing like the last one;; tooty-- your gonna laugh your head off !  looking very forward to meeting you;; hopefully Jeffery;; anybody that can come!!  fishing is just a way to have fun with friends!  its gonna be awesome!!  hope everybody who can come-- will!!  share information;;  tell a story or two;;have some fantastic food.  ya;ll come now;; ya hear!!

Comment by DAVID L EITUTIS on January 22, 2015 at 6:20pm

RENDEZVOUS 2015.........
 THIS COULD BE THE MAKING OF A GOOD OLE DAYS STORY. HERE'S WHY FOLKS....
  Having the likes of Carl , Lofr, Me, and maybe hopefully others conjures up the notion that SHENANAGANS MAY HAPPEN !!!!!!
  I know every one doesn't forget the old days , but when ya get a bunch of " OLD FARTS " together who knows what will happen , specially when the Hooch starts getting sampled.... I long for this experience with all my fiber and efforts. The camp fire will be a special place at night to be sure .
  On this site are so many people I admire and want to meet it staggers the imagination . The knowledge to be shared and friendships to be treasured are just  a couple of the reasons I want to go .
  The other day when talking to Jeffrey on here he mentioned he didn't care if he fished or not . Come to think of it he's right . I WILL FISH , but not the frantic way I used to before I became a Gentleman fisherman ..Now I just want to catch some to say I did and taking on the task of cleaning hundreds at a time has lost it's luster to me . NOTHING TO PROVE ANYMORE , just enjoy the moment we are all granted ..

  I have the time of my life now and Rendezvous won't be a disappointment in any way , fish or not .
  LET THE MEMORIES BEGIN ..........

Comment by DAVID L EITUTIS on January 19, 2015 at 11:47am

HEY ANDY OPTI, WELCOME to one of my groups and hope ya enjoy the stories in this group .... We need some of your stories too !

Comment by DAVID L EITUTIS on December 1, 2014 at 8:33am

Great old memories Dick !!!!!!! Thanks for posting it in the group......

Comment by dick tabbert on November 29, 2014 at 9:29pm

Part 2    Naturally he was not agreeing with me on the bait issue. I found a white rag and said now we have bait. He laughed at me said I was nuts so I told him I'll catch the first one and we can use the cheeks and eyes from there. I knew the cheeks and eyes worked cause when we would be on Lake Erie that's what Dad would use so we could stay out longer after running out of shiners. I put a couple small pieces of that white rag on the hooks and let it down to the bottom them reeled up 3 turns. Bang a bite and I set the hook nothing there. I could feel them hit the rag. Ted he was laughing at me and saying I told you so then just after he finish saying so bang and I set the hook and guess what he was no longer laughing. To this day he talks about it. We then set up our lines with the eyes and cheek meat and we were catching fish left and right as long as we caught fish we had bait. Our hour was up and Ted was next up so we pulled in the anchor and headed to the layout boat Ted saying the whole way the ducks ain't flying I'd rather be fishing. We got to the layout boat Ken gets into the tender boat and says were did all them perch come from we didn't have any bait. We told him what happened and how we found his fishing pole stash it was all downhill from there. I think we were out about 5 hours and started pulling decoys and the layout. Took about an hour or so to do that. We headed back to the boat launch and on the way we had over 150 perch. DUCKS 0 PERCH 150 good day fishing. Ted and Ken still talk about that day today just goes to show what you can accomplish when you are determined and a little determination takes over. We made something better out of a good situation. By the way when I had my turn in the layout boat what great nap I had bobbing up and down with the waves simply great. By the way thanks John Sheehan for reviving this memory. Funny how talking to people about different things gets the fluids flowing. I really have been blessed with great people around me in my life. Great fishing and hunting partners with many years of memories. I have so many precious memories and seems the older we get and can't do what we use to the more we flashback on them. I'm sure that one day that's all we'll have is memories so we need cherish those moments in time which is easy when that's all you have left. Thankfully I'm still not to that time of my life I'm still making memories and many with you people from BBG. Wished I could spend a day with everyone of you. I know them would also be memorable moments in time people in all walks of life enjoying one single goal FISHING.

Comment by dick tabbert on November 29, 2014 at 9:28pm

Good old days something we obtain think about imbedded in our minds for eternity. I wrote this awhile back going through cleaning out my computer and realized I wrote it for the group here so here it is.

Part 1   This was back when I use to Duck hunt 30 or so years ago. We would hunt and hunt hard well maybe not all that hard but they were good and memorable times. There were 3 of us and for the sake of not wanting to offend anybody I changed the names although I really don't think they would mind. We worked as a crew we had it down to a science and it always went off like clockwork minus some pinched fingers and maybe almost getting knocked out while loading the layout boat back up into the tender boat. We would set out the layout boat 1st and from there we get our wind direction and we would throw the decoys out. We would throw out about 100 to 150 decoys in the front of the layout boat with a void in the center for the ducks to hover in for a landing. We would draw straws to get the order for who would be in the layout boat 1st, 2nd and 3rd. This particular day Ken was 1st. He owned the tender boat. He got in the layout and when he got laid down and comfortable Ted and I pulled away from the layout. We anchored about a half mile away so we could monitor everything waiting to be back to the layout if need be. We would always anchor and wait for an hour till the next persons turn. We sat and watched and the ducks were not flying this day and boredom overtook us and we were really bored. I said lets catch some perch. Ted chuckled and said we don't have any poles. Well this is a boat so we searched around and we found a few poles. Then Ted says we don't have any bait. I said have faith we have all kinds of bait so I had to think to myself did I speak to soon and put my foot in my mouth.

Comment by DAVID L EITUTIS on November 21, 2014 at 4:26pm

HEY MR. TRUELOVE , welcome to one of my groups and glad to have ya in it .

 THE MORE THE MERRIER THEY SAY. BEEN under the weather a bit here lately and not as active on BBG as I'd like to be , but rest assured you are in good hands here with all the fellas who belong to some of my groups....
TOOTY

Comment by Kelly Peterson on July 10, 2014 at 1:30pm

My dad passed away in 2007 so I gave this boat to my son in the picture. Had already given a boat to my other son.

Comment by Kelly Peterson on July 10, 2014 at 1:28pm

Carl;

Have always fished for bluegills-back when I was a kid used to ride my bike to the local lake to fish for  them.

 

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