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I was around 10 when this was taken. My young cousin and I had been fishing in the ditch by our house. It had been raining so much that the farmers were worried about getting their crops in. A strange man stopped at the ditch and asked if we would like to get our pictures in the paper. He had us take our polls and stand next a puddle in the field while he took our picture. This is the photo that was in the paper along with his story about having so much rain that children were catching fish in the fields. LIE!!!! This is a scanned image, digitally enlarged and enhanced of the actual newspaper photo from 1953.

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  • Torfinn
    Torfinnabout 6 years ago

    Great work Byron. They lie all the time. Can’t trust those anymore.

  • Avril Brand
    Avril Brandabout 6 years ago

    Goodness… besides you and your brother looking so cute :-) its a great example of why the media are never to be trusted. Not only do they love to twist words but I also saw what they could do with pictures in SA!

  • Jeff Palm Photography
    Jeff Palm Phot...about 6 years ago

    Wow what a great photgraph!!!!!

  • Susan Bergstrom
    Susan Bergstromabout 6 years ago

    What a fun photo…!

  • stephaniek
    stephaniekabout 6 years ago

    Cute photo either way!!

  • Gili Orr
    Gili Orrabout 6 years ago

    What did you catch there, then? ;-) You got your 15 minutes of fame, anyway…

  • Sharon Davey
    Sharon Daveyabout 6 years ago

    GREAT image and story!!!!!! Thankyou for sharing it with us

  • NancyC
    NancyCabout 6 years ago

    LOL…catching fish in the fields. The reporter was sure creative with this shot. What a keepsake!! Thanks for sharing. :)

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenabout 6 years ago

    I love those old photo’s…..This is really a very beautiful image! Nice story too.

  • greeneyedlady
    greeneyedladyabout 6 years ago

    this is great….! and why am i not surprised by his lie?

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