Well what did you do this weekend? For me I worked at the shop yesterday and found out that I had won a "name the catfish" contest. Huh? Sit tight while I tell you a fish story (my family got really tired of my fish jokes after the weekend) It goes like this........Bass Pro Shop just opened up one of their huge retail stores in Independence, Missouri. For those of you who have never heard of Bass Pro, it is the retail nirvana for hunting and fishing gear. Featuring over 3,500 area antiques (which I love) and artifacts, up to 400 trophy fish and wildlife mounts and many lovely murals depicting outdoor scenes reminiscent of the area which the stores are built in. Grown men are known to have a glazed look on their faces upon entering the store, including my College sons who were on Spring break and my husband. Well it so happens that the store has a huge aquarium filled with fish. They were having a contest to name the 103 pound female catfish that was caught in the Missouri River. The fish was huge and definatley knew she was the Queen of the tank. So I told my husband, I know what her name should be.....Bess, for first lady Bess Truman who along with Harry made Independence their home. Guess what? They picked my entry out of 4,000! LOLOL~here is my response on learning that my name of "Bess" had been selected~
They made the formal annoucement in front of the tank yesterday and introduced me as the winning entry. I recieved a prize package~or I should say my husband and sons got a bunch of great loot! I wanted to show you a picture of Bess, but she hid behind a rock the whole time the ceremony was going on. That Bess! Of course I had to take some pictures of the the beautiful antiques! Loved this cabinet filled with old fishing baskets and creels.
I was really "gillful" (sorry) to get the chance to name Bess!