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A Child Recalls Sucker Fishing

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A child describes going "suckering" with his dad on a small-town river. "I got the most suckers, and the biggest sucker, and I got a two-in-one sucker catch and a six-in-one. I walked up to some suckers and they just got scared, and I slipped real fast and I had six, and I couldn't lift them out of the water without my dad's help. That's my favorite memory of living in a small town."

This story was collected in conjunction with the Museum on Main Street program at the Smithsonian Institution. It is part of the "Be Here: Main Street" collection, intended to capture Americans' stories about their neighborhoods, waterways, towns, traditions, and personal experiences.

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