When Anne and Phil were about 5 and 3, Jerome's father, known as Pater, took all of us fishing for the first time. Thus began Phil's love affair with the sport. A few years back Phil bought himself his first boat, an inflatable, which he could pack easily into his car and take out on the lagoons near the high school where he was teaching on sweet days when he was not coaching after school. You could propel her by oar or trolling motor. He often brought her up to Ice Lake when we visited Uncle Dan in Iron River, Michigan UP, and we all enjoyed riding about the lake.
Phil sold her this weekend to a father with 2 kids eager to fish when they go camping together. I wish them many pleasant and safe outings. Float on sweet craft.
Phil, thanks for sharing the joy.