Month: July 2013

“Sway (swai) with Me”

Being a child of the 60’s had it’s advantages as far as television was concerned. There were only three channels to choose from, two of the stations signed off with the National Anthem as soon as the eleven o’clock news finished, and on Sundays (when there wasn’t demolition derby races going on) we got fishing shows. Now for those of you that couldn’t possibly remember, they weren’t hi-tech / multi camera / scripted programs….It was 2 guys in a boat….. fishing…. and talking about lures…. and casting…. and talking about the fish they almost caught last week…. and fishing.It’s enough to make any program director roll around on the floor – there was a lot of dead air. Around 1968 they started taking us out to fish camps in unusual locations (Minnesota) and fishing for unusual (Pike) fish. For a boy of 9 (and my dad), that was thrilling stuff – watching guys catch long, snakey, garbage fish, pitching a campsite on the edge of the lake, and cooking up what they caught. On that …