Debra comes from a long line of fishers, but as she will tell you herself, she can catch everything – turtles, bridges, trees, and even people – but no fish. So she stays away from the fishing rods!
Her family would always make a yearly trip from Nashville to Capt. Anderson’s Marina for a family tradition of fishing. Tuesday’s was officially “fishing day”.
We at Capt Anderson’s Marina like to say “The family that plays together – stays together”. And fishing does that. Hopefully, we can keep this family tradition around for a long, long time
Shown in the photo from 1967 are the Brothers and Sisters on board the Capt. Anderson V: Uncle Harry Fairbanks, who is sitting on the rail with the white cap and who is still with us today. Standing slightly behind him is Great Uncle Rob Lynch. In front of him is Grandmother Ola Johnson, and to her right is Grandfather Walter Johnson.
Debra was also kind enough to submit a couple of recent photos; one of her with her favorite Uncle Harry who at the young age of 92 resides in a nursing home (The Meadows) in Bellevue, Tennessee, and was thrilled that he was going to be in one of our history articles!
Uncle Harry (Fairbanks) is holding the fish that was caught by Debra’s grandfather, Walter Johnson on May 17, 1967. Next is a picture of the fish as it hangs on the wall at home.
Thank you Debra for sharing the memories!!!