To catch a fish

Brad Willis

Brad Willis is a writer based in Greenville, South Carolina. Willis spent a decade as an award-winning broadcast journalist. He has worked as a freelance writer, columnist, and professional blogger since 2005. He has also served as a commentator and guest on a wide variety of television, radio, and internet shows.

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9 Responses

  1. Moved me to tears! Great coverage of a great day in the life of my brother and his grandson.

  2. BloodyP says:

    Dammit. You are the “Extreme Home Makeover” of blogging. Gets me all teary every time.

    Excellent post.

  3. Drizztdj says:

    That’s a fine looking catch, the smile and expression on D’s face make the fish even bigger.

  4. KenP says:

    Handsome father; good looking son; well, they say things can skip a generation.

    Not to worry lad. Just helping reinforce your Midwestern modesty.

  5. flopped da joint says:

    and this is why you are my fav. blogger. laughing and crying at the same time.makes me miss my dad and also glad for the times he was with me.well done sir

  6. Bam-Bam says:

    Since you know me so well, please add the look of delight on my face as I read this, to the success story called “Otis.”


  7. Da Goddess says:

    Damn. Crying before I go to bed. Don’t you know never to send a woman to bed in tears?

    Beautiful story. And beautiful lessons learned.

    By the way, the fish learned that once you see a hook and it’s quickly followed by a worm, swim away!

    (And, I’m really glad your dad made it. I remember those days. Remember the blog. Yeah. It hit very close to home, as did this post)

  8. Rick Sanders says:

    What wonderful story Brad. I lost my Dad ( Elizabeth’s Grandad ) IN 2011 also. This story touched me deeply. Thanks for sharing. Happy Thanksgiving!

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