For this week’s Sepia Saturday, we are prompted with a roadside stand, advertising fish and selling produce of all types, taken in 1936 by Walker Evans. I knew when I saw the photo that it might be difficult for me to meet the theme because I could only think off hand of one photo of a roadside battery store, which I used previously. But, as I looked through my stash, I discovered, much to my delight, Cece and Al. The photo above is Cece and Al in Bear Valley, Idaho. In July 1923 they caught a whopper of a fish, a 40 lb salmon if the notation is to be believed.
When I was a kid, we always went fishing with my dad. We went for trout, which can get quite large but we were catching 8 – 10 inch rainbows and brown trout. Well, one particular trip, my mother came along and was reading a book on a blanket while my dad, sister and I caught fish for dinner. I hadn’t done very well as I recall and soon my dad called me over. He asked me if I could make the #2 with my fingers. Curious, I showed him my grubby little fingers in the V formation. He proceeded to give me two fish, one for each finger (up to the knuckle in the gills!) and said “go take these to your mother.”
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