Sometimes you are able to give something back to someone who meant so much to you. Recently, I was able to do just that. My old pal, Mikey Lemmo, died in 2007. His family committed to conducting fundraisers for five years with the goal of funding a scholarship fund in his honor. The final event was the Mikey Lemmo Tailgate in October 2012.
I donated one of my rainbow trout prints, framed for the auction and it raised a nice amount for the Mikey scholarship fund. Not only was it fun for the Rocky Mt. trout to be appreciated, it tickled a lot of those Lake Erie fisherman to want me to come to the shores of Lake Erie in Eastern Ohio and create some Lake Erie fish prints soon. Can’t wait to get a line in the water with them in the spring and to print some of their trophy catch for them.
Mikey, we miss you! Your friendship goes on through so many.