When I was fishing against my opponent and friend Paul Bruun in the Jackson Hole One Fly our most important discussion was about a group of wounded veterans that were coming to Jackson, Wyoming to learn to fly fish. “Who teaches them”, I asked. All Paul knew was that he and his wife Jean were but figured they might need others. First thing after the contest I contacted Sandra Bockman, the head of Jackson Hole’s “Honoring Our Veterans”, and signed on as an instructor.
The rewarding experience took place today. I frequently donate to charitable organizations including Healing Waters. Usually it’s a print or a “Currier” coffee mug. But donating my time was far better. To meet the folks in need and spend a day with them was much more beneficial for them and honestly, far more enjoyable for me. What a fantastic day!