I can remember quiet a bit about two of my great-grandmothers.
But I don’t remember them heading to Alaska and winning women-only salmon fishing contests like 93-year-old Lenore Groundwater. Her winning silver salmon of about 16 1/2 pounds won the resident of an Arizona retirement home $1,000, some prizes and a tiara.
Other things super-cool about the catch is that Groundwater was guided by her son and the boat contained four generations of women from her family. I hope you notice her comments on the importance of luck in fishing and living to be 93 and that the excitement probably wasn’t good for her high blood pressure.
And wearing her fishing vest and tiara to dinner at the retirement home? That’s funny.
Enjoy your fillets and the attention, Lenore. You’ve given your family memories for generations and brought smiles to thousands of people around the world…including me.