It was Lil Sis’s turn to get me back for not pulling out my camera the afternoon before to take her picture with her first ever red fish–something I am still regretting.
So, when my name was called Saturday night to go forward and receive an award, her camera stayed in her handbag. Big sigh. I deserved it!!! Just kidding! It was not intentional. She and I both suffer from a disease we call HISM’s.
It’s just as well, because I probably looked like a total dork shaking hands with Don Dubuc when he handed me
my prize check for an article I wrote earlier this year about women and fishing, which you are welcome to read over at my company website–Wetland Tours. It appeared on this blog, as well. Some of you might remember reading it.
Last year, an article I wrote about coastal restoration took a first place, and the proceeds from that prize are going toward buying marsh plants for my favorite local restoration project: TE-44. I will add this year’s prize money to the pot, along with 5% of all my book sales. Now that storm is season is almost over, I hope we can get some plants in the ground this winter.
Lil Sis and I got to see some talented folks receive recognition for their work in the areas of outdoor writing, broadcast, and photography. The awards ceremony makes me want to hone my skills even more to see if one day I might be good enough to stand among those who received several first place awards for their work.
It was a pleasant evening, and I’m glad Lil Sis was there to enjoy it with me.