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June 3, 2015

Fish Trophy

Filed under: Item of the Day — Jason Onerheim @ 12:01 am

A painted wooden fish with metal fins and a synthetic fur coat mounted to wood plaque. The “trophy” was crafted by Dr. Alfred Tangen, circa 1948. The poem affixed to the plaque reads:

It got so cold in ‘48
We used icicles for our bait!
The fish all huddled in a school
(an energy conservation pool).
They shook and shivered until when
Their numbers dwindled down to ten.
So Mother Nature did her thing
Her adaptation rule is king.
I hesitate this tale to share,
The naked fish did sorely fare.
The fish I’d seen were always bare
The one I caught was wearing hair!

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