ADVENTURES OF THE BASS BUDDIES
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ADVENTURES OF THE BASS BUDDIES
Tales of Fun, Folly, Friendship, Faith, and a Little Fishing
Published:
8/12/2015
Format:
Perfect Bound Softcover
Pages:
112
Size:
5.5x8.5
ISBN:
978-1-46241-147-4
Print Type:
B/W

Over Sixty Years of Tales of Fun, Folly, Friendship, Faith, and Fishing We are recording our adventures in this little book with heavy hearts. Due to the many issues that accompany the aging process, we may be closing a very important chapter in our lives. But this will not keep us from continuing to share our experiences, our tales. It all started like a Mark Twain novel, but the Tom Sawyers and Huckleberry Finns in our stories have never grown up. Though we all have now passed the seventy-year marker, we are still just boys at heart. Our enthusiasm and passion for adventure have not waned one iota.

We view this little volume as more than a fishing storybook; it is our testimony to one of God’s greatest gifts: the capacity for brotherly love. And fishermen may be inherently gifted in this regard. Remember Jesus called several fishermen to be his “disciple buddies,” and they shared many stories with us.

Catching fish is just icing on the cake. Men by nature can be tough, demanding, competitive, and even self-centered. But we have found that time away together sharing, encouraging, eating, drinking “cough medicine,” and oh yes, fishing results in a special bond. You see the “cake” is the pure joy and blessing of being part of a band of brothers. We have a parting tradition each time we leave the country; we give each other a bear hug and say, “I love you, brother!”

We are recording our adventures in this little book with heavy hearts. Due to the many issues that accompany the aging process, we may be closing a very important chapter in our lives. But this will not keep us from continuing to share our experiences, our tales. It all started like a Mark Twain novel but the Tom Sawyers and Huckleberry Finns in our stories have never grown up. Though we all have now passed the seventy year marker, we are still just boys at heart. Our enthusiasm and passion for adventure have not waned one iota. We call ourselves the “Bass Buddies” because our prey is the largemouth bass that inhabit the dark waters of the ponds, lakes and rivers of South Georgia. We claim to be fisherman, but a more accurate title might be story tellers. The stories you are about to read have been shared often over the years, but this is the first time most have been recorded on a printed page. Some have asked if they are absolutely and literally true. To our knowledge they are, though distortions and exaggerations can creep in. However, we fall back on the old adage – truth is often stranger than fiction. We thank those of you who join us in these recollections. We remind you that there are four of us. Each has his own style and way of expressing himself. Though we have some things in common, we differ in personalities and experiences. This is an account of our relationship together over many years and the appreciation and respect that we have for each other. We view this little volume as more than a fishing storybook; it is our testimony to one of God’s greatest gifts – the capacity for brotherly love. And, fishermen may be inherently gifted in this regard. Remember Jesus called several fishermen to be his “Disciple Buddies,” and they shared many stories with us.
These Are the Bass Buddies Earl (Bagley) is a retired teacher/coach and corporate sales executive who lives in Newnan, Georgia. Justin (Burgstiner) is a retired telephone-company executive who lives in Savannah, Georgia. Bernie (Brown) is a retired health-care executive and author who lives in Marietta, Georgia. Robert (Taylor) is a retired engineer who lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
 
 


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