Don’t Forget The People Who Paved The Path For You – Andy Frisella

This was my Grandpa Howard’s fish market in Shawneetown, Illinois on the Ohio River.Fancy huh?This is where my brother Sal & I spent a lot of time as kids.My Grandpa, PawPaw, earned his living by selling catfish he caught to people around town.This was his “HQ”.From here, he was able to provide a modest, but very stable living for his family.Some of my earliest memories are of that fish market.See those tiny john boats tied up…those were his livelihood.Sometimes he came back with so many fish the boat was almost overflowing.Sometimes he came back empty.No matter the weather…No matter the conditions…No matter the time of year…He went out.I remember one time seeing him go out in the river when it was full of huge ice chunks…risking being crushed by the ice chunks smashing together.They had what is now a vintage

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