Published 9:34 pm Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Mert Thompson hosted an Older Americans’ Day event at her home in the Springhill community Tuesday. The outing was sponsored by the Colley Senior Complex and the Pike County Treasure Forest Association. Catherine Jordan, Complex director, expressed appreciation to Thompson for allowing the seniors go fishing in her “magnificent” pond. For some, it was their first fishing trip, while others knew to chew their bait and brought in the big ones. At top, those who didn’t fish spent time in Thompson’s herb garden learning about the different herbs and how to grow them. At top, several of the ladies found their way to the herb garden and enjoy sharing gardening tips. Left, Josephine Meeks gave Catherine Jordan, a lesson on how to bait a hook and how to cast. The lesson paid off. Jordan caught a fish. It was a little fish but then she fished with a little worm. And above, for Mattie Robinson, left, and Lula Larkin, the brim of a hat was about as close to fishing for bream as they got. They found the shade and stayed in it until the dinner bell rang.