Thank you Uncle Jack for the wonderful night out when you were up in DC. I was just out of college and eating a lot of cereal and Ramen noodles. Uncle Jack took me for a wonderfully delicious dinner at Old Ebbitt Grill, and out to see a very funny play. We laughed and laughed!! It was quite a memorable treat!
I remember many incredible visits to Uncle Jack & Aunt Ruth’s when I was a young girl living in Texas. We had so much fun there. The first thing we’d do was tour Uncle Jack’s new fruit trees and flowers...something he and my dad, Harold, had in common. Uncle Jack was a great storyteller, another family characteristic...not sure I got that one :) His funniest story I can remember is Grandmother’s fruitcake story, involving Uncle Jack, Uncle Bill, and my dad. If you’re in the Sistrunk family, you probably know it well, if not, do yourself a favor, and ask about it!!!! Thank you, Uncle Jack.
Uncle Jack, me, and Dad (Joe Johnson) sure caught the mess out of flounder one day on the Chesapeake Bay, nice size flounder and lots of them. I was young and must have been still living at home. We were on our 16 foot MFG V-hull fiberglass boat, not a lot of room to be moving around in. So I baited Uncle Jack's hook and took his fish off. He sat in the back seat starboard side as I recall and fished off that back corner and just hauled them up one after the other. He kept me busy. I can't recall but he may have enjoyed a cigar with Dad while on the water. He really enjoyed that day I am sure. I imagine we fried up some flounder filets that night and dined out on the screened in porch as was our routine. Lots of fun.
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