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LARVALBUG LENS, August, 2017

The iconic lazy summer pastime of fishing from a boat shown above features Val's father, John, and his soon-to-be-brother-in-law, Charlie (Evelyn's brother), in 1953. They were in a large rented motor boat along with Evelyn (who took the photo), her father, Chuck, and her other brother, Rich, on Spring Lake, a backwater of the Mississippi River, directly west of Chicago. It was a long drive from Joliet, but Ev says that her dad liked to drive fast. One funny incident during the day involved John losing his grip on the pole as he was casting and then having to retrieve it from the shallow, muddy water - a rather embarrassing escapade in front of future in-laws.