This week, we have a story of tradition and remembrance, and it’s actually connected to an episode that we put out a few months ago called Dresses & Can Cans.
If you haven’t heard this story, definitely pause right now, go back in the feed, find episode #12, listen to it.
At it’s core, it’s the story of this woman named Patti and how the wilderness saved her life.
But episode #12 is also the story of how Patti’s Dad and my grandfather became friends and how fishing helped forge that relationship. Each Veterans Day, the men would load their john boat and drive to the Mississippi river where it separates Wisconsin from Minnesota. They did it to honor the friends that didn’t make it through the war. They did it because the courthouse was closed. They did it because the fishing was good.
But there’s another reason that these men came back to this exact stretch of the Mississippi River every year on Veteran’s Day. Make sure to listen to the episode to find out.
If you missed Episode #12, you can find it here:
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