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Avid childhood memories of sining at the lake

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The neon-green tagboard sign taped above the bubbling tanks in the highway junction baitshop read Shiners - $5.95/doz. Immediately I thought back to how many dozens I had seined for free in my childhood summers at the lake. Even calculating that back to 1987 dollars, I would have been a very rich elementary school student. But my life was made richer by that pair of old brown one-by-ones with a stretch of netting in between them which my uncle had assembled years before.

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