Wednesday, February 08, 2017

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Post 1445. Wednesday February 8

Friday Fictioneers



I felt sorry for the lady of the lake. Not her of Scott’s poem, but old Mrs Fisher who went down the water every day with a rod and a bag of maggots hoping to land a trout or two. She never did though. She’d take off her boots and stand in the water dangling her bait waiting for a bite, but the only things ever bitten were her toes! When she became frail, some kind soul put a chair in the water for her to sit on.

I saw her in the fish and chip shop the other day. I guess she’s given up. 






Thanks to Rochelle for hosting Friday Fictioneers and to Ted Strutz for the unusual photo!















Footnote: I took this picture on Lock Katrine, the home of the original Lady of the Lake. Click on it to enlarge.


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26 comments:

  1. Maybe she just enjoyed being outside...

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    1. I would like to think so! Thanks Dale

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  2. I'm sure she'll be happier buying her fish.

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  3. Much easier that way, unless you've got the time and talent to spare.

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    1. I've got neither! chippie for me. Thanks Iain

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  4. I'm sure her toes thanked her as well!

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  5. Vhy do vee get zo zoon. Old and zo late schmart? Good fish tale.

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  6. Fun take, after so many sad ones :)

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    1. That's why I wrote it Linda. A bit of light relief!

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  7. Hi Keith - as you say poor Old Mrs Fisher ... I'm just glad she lived on to sample the fish from the chippie shop! Loch Katrine is stunning ... thanks for sharing - cheers Hilary

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    1. My daughter and son in law are blessed live close to Loch Katrine, hence my visit. Thanks Hilary

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  8. oh no, she can't give up now. they just gave her a chair. :)

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  9. Dear Keith,

    Sweet tale and beautiful photo. Although the bag of maggots made me cringe.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle
    https://rochellewisoff.com/2017/02/08/10-february-2017/

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  10. Hmmm... I don't think Waterhouse had her in mind. Thanks for the photo, and the story.

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  11. Cute story, lovely picture.

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