The other night I was bored so I Googled myself. My wife said I should never do that alone. She thinks she’s funny.
But I found out there are some people reading my outdoors columns. I discovered my stories all over this thing they call the Internet.
But the one that caught my eye was a column I did last summer about my top 10 fishing songs. I clicked on the link and there was my name and story, posted on a North Carolina Web site devoted to The Andy Griffith Show, since the theme song made No. 5 on my list.
My column, linked on the same screen as photos and stories about Andy, Barney, Opie and Aunt Bee. I think it is the pinnacle of my journalism career.
To borrow a quote from Ernest T. Bass in episode 133 when Mrs. Crump hands him a diploma for learning: “I’m proud.”
The only thing that could top it would be if they bring back Hee Haw and give a cornfield salute to my home town of Stigler.