Larry Parks: Larry and fish

The last cut-off of a mammoth-old oak tree. It stood at 11 feet around, 46 inches in diameter and at least 230 years old found in Brazoria County.

Interest in old things is something that has given me a lot of pleasant moments through the years. Finding a 1902 Liberty quarter in my grandfather’s garden, purchasing a Henry 1906 hammer double-barrel shot gun for $5 in a yard sale and discovering a blue glass blown medicine bottle lying in a washout during a squirrel hunt motivated me to start collecting.

Certainly increase in value spiked my interest, but increasing my knowledge in the skill and workmanship it took to build these old antiques, which today would be considered primitive tools, was a fascinating and rewarding experience.

Larry Parks of Lake Jackson is author of “Dancing with the Waves,” a collection of stories and people gathered from a lifetime of fishing, which is available for purchase at The Facts office.

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