Sunday, January 30, 2011

Catfish on the Porch?

I was de-cluttering recently and came upon a letter from my sister, Barbara, from March of 2000. I almost always keep Barbara's letters because they are usually funny, besides being filled with the sort of mundane family info that keeps me close to my Mom's and sisters' day-to-day lives. For some reason this letter never got put away with the rest.

It was, for Barbara, a fairly tame sample of her letter-writing, except for one thing. She'd thought of something she'd meant to tell me after she'd sealed the letter, so she wrote it on the back of the envelope. And I can remember that when I got the letter I wondered how many U.S. Mail-people had read it and wondered about it.

Just below the seal she'd written: "Daddy found a live catfish on the front porch this morning."

And for the life of me I can't remember the story behind that spectacular statement! I'm going to have to make a phone call and have my memory jogged!!

7 comments:

Gina said...

Lori...sounds like you will have an interesting conversation with your sister. Catfish on the porch. LOL!!

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Donna said...

There is such a thing as walking catfish, maybe that was one of them. Here on the Big Muddy, we have flying catfish. Seriously!

Paula said...

Yes I remember the san antonio newspaper having articles about walking catfish. It will be interesting to know what your sister was talking about.

TARYTERRE said...

Sounds like a BIG fish story to me. LOL I'm also write on the outside of envelopes and never thought about what other people thought until I read this.

Beth said...

I look forward to hearing the story behind that!

Heather said...

That is hilarious. I can't wait to hear what the story was.

Martha (MM) said...

I think we should all get together and write that on the back of everything we send snail mail, bills and all! We'd really have people wondering :-)

Thanks for stopping by Lori. Hope all has been going well in your world!