This wonderful old postcard celebrating April Fool's Day, is from my "cyber collection." I could not find a postcard to commemorate National Cat Fish Day, so this one will have to do.
It is amazing what one can discover on the internet! I was astonished (and amused) to learn on June 25, 1987, President Ronald Reagan issued an official proclamation making the date an annual holiday, National Catfish Day.
Said Reagan with his famous grin, "More and more Americans are discovering a uniquely American food delicacy, farm-raised catfish."
I remember when my brothers would go fishing in the neighbor's pond. They'd bring home buckets of catfish. Mom would put them into the kitchen sink, where they splashed and played until Dad came home take care of business. I always thought their bewhiskered faces and tough disposition were rather endearing--they were tasty, too. Mom knew how to cook catfish--they must to be cooked just right, otherwise they taste gamey.
So, today in America, for fishing enthusiasts who like to catch their own and fry them up for supper, catfish tops the menu. If catching one's own catfish isn't an option, fried catfish appears on specials boards in cafes, diners and other eateries.
Who would have thought?! Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!
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