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It’s a privilege

It’s a privilege

The legal description of the 50-acres of wooded shore front my parents owned noted a huge boulder at one edge and a brook at the other. The watercourse was called Smelt Brook because every spring the smelt – anchovy-size minnows used mostly for bait to catch larger fish – would run into it to spawn. Fisherfolk from town would show up, as well, and that’s the crux of this tale. They would bring their beer and build small campfires next…

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