Submitted by Wade.Hedgren on Tue, 03/29/2016 - 20:09
The Bass (and Bluegills) are active a little earlier on the lake this year. I caught this guy on a #16 bead head prince nymph using my 5 weight fly rod. For those who don't understand fly fishing, that means "really small fly on a medium rod". You can see the fly attached to his upper lip. I love fishing season! [read more...]
Submitted by Wade.Hedgren on Sat, 11/21/2015 - 12:42
For those of you who had the pleasure to taste my grandma Edie's Swedish pancakes, this will bring back some great memories. My friend Elaine Haile Peddecord (Frank Haile's youngest), when she was 9 years old, received this recipe from Edie in the mail. Elaine had a Swedish pancake breakfast while visiting Cincinnati with her mom and dad and never forgot how great it was.
So, I followed the instructions this morning and created Swedish pancakes to perfection! It zoomed me back to my mother's kitchen and Edie pumping out the paper thin delights like it was nothing. [read more...]
Submitted by Wade.Hedgren on Thu, 09/24/2015 - 12:51
Cody and Quinn tie the knot in Philadelphia!
Becki and I had quite the adventure getting there, being there and driving home. We went fly fishing and saw Frank Lloyd Wright's "Falling Water" on the way there. Had a fabulous stay at the Wayne Hotel and attended a beautiful wedding. My pictures are here http://photos.hedgren.org/index.php?/category/7[read more...]
Submitted by Wade.Hedgren on Wed, 08/26/2015 - 20:50
Gary and I headed up to Wisconsin for a weekend fly fishing adventure. We were not disappointed! First we fished the Castle Rock creek. The brown trout made us work but we caught a few. On Sunday it was the Big Green River. Again, we had to work for them but it was worth it.
We bunked at the Fenway Hotel in Fennimore WI. Pretty strange place but that made it so much more fun.
Submitted by Wade.Hedgren on Sun, 06/07/2015 - 18:01
The 2015 Reunion is approaching and we are getting all the plans together for July 10th, 11th, and 12th. Please be sure to pay up your dues. $15 a month per family or $10 a month for single. (Mail to: Northwest Municipal Fed. Credit Union, 1420 Miner St., Des Plaines, Illinois, 60016-4498) [read more...]
Submitted by Wade.Hedgren on Mon, 04/20/2015 - 14:45
While I was up at Gary and Audrey's a couple weeks ago, I went through their pictures and found an album that Aunt Joan put together from the 1993 Nielsen family reunion in Denmark.
The cool thing about it was that she wrote comments on the back of each picture. I didn't realize it at the time but once I got the pictures home started scanning them I found that names, dates and locations were written on the back of almost every picture. [read more...]