DEDICATED TO MY SISTERS…LINK TO MY WRITING
Image taken in Durham Arkansas, USA
A giant Catalpa looms over this old barn in Durham Arknasas, making the barn look as if its a tiny little thing.
Always so nice to see the Catalpa’s bloom each spring. This tree is also a great source for fishing bait.
I need to do some research, as to the name, and type of worm, but as children, we had to gather the worms from these trees for our fishing trips.
I don’t remember the name of the worms……
We just wanted to get the job done! LOL! We just called them, Cataby Worms.
These fishing trips were not simply for recreation, but as a source of food staple for the family.
My mother canned the fish, to be used all winter…..sorry……Charlie…..you can just move on over…..moms canned fish was better than any you could then, or now can buy in the stores.
These trees, and seeing them in bloom, always bring back those childhood memories of the way things used to be.
We never had a lot of money, and we didn’t need it. We knew how to live off the land, and use what nature provided.
In saying that, makes me think of too…. we never bought a walnut from the store either…we gathered them in season, and yes it was always a family affair :))
I learned a lot growing up as a Hunter Gathere,
as it’s called these days.
Today, we are all known as CONSUMERS :))
I can’t say it was a simpler way of life, cause in any way we take involves hard work.
But we didn’t need all those oil wells in our pristine oceans, and bays.
We didn’t need billions of barrels of oil, and gasoline.
We didn’t destroy the habitats of millions of plants & animals with clear cutting, and concrete jungles.
AND…the story could go on, and on…
It sure was a different way of life we lived back then.