In the building of this site I’ve included many “Facebook-ish” features and, as well, a great way for members to share content of many forms, from stories to open lists, with the community at large. Feature wise, this is a very nice platform. I will […]
Why Re-Purpose the Site?
My name is Barbara and I am the hijacker of Robert G. Brunner's website: michiganmuskiebob.com. It's okay. I built the site, so I am allowed. I am also Robert's daughter, so I am doubly allowed. Lol.
Seriously, a decision had to be made about shutting the site down or doing something radically different with it. This is because I built the site years ago, when my father was able to actively pursue being a guide on Lake St. Clair and building lures for sale, but, as life goes, this is no longer the case. Please don't get me wrong. If given the chance, my father will guide all day long and he fills whatever requests that he gets for lures. It's just that his age demands that he rethink how he approaches his great love of fishing. And as his daughter, I have to think about everything that he wants for the future. This site is part of my response.
The hijacking and re-purposing of this site is a surprise for my father. He was not aware of it being built. He made the decision to let the site go. I made the decision to turn it into what I hope will be an inclusive community of kindhearted individuals working toward their to-do lists, just like my father. I have the skills to make the site happen and if it brings new friendships and support to my father's "so want to-do list" as well as that of all involved, it seems worth doing. I believe that we all benefit when building community.
That's it, in a nutshell. Welcome to the community! Enjoy.
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Our Namesake and His "So Want To-Do List"
In his own words: I started fishing a section of Lake St. Clair known as Bouvier Bay on the north end of the lake, with my dad in 1929. My first fish beyond much doubt was a Small Mouth Bass as this was my dad’s favorite fish. We also fished for Blue Gills and Perch a lot, and on occasion Crappie. I barely remember some of my first years as memory fades with time, but I do remember my first Muskie in 1931. Seeing that it was a bit under legal size my Dad made me throw it back. So that means that I have been fishing for over 80 years now. I guess it is the part of my life that makes me whole. All I can really say is that the fishing part of my life has been a great ride. MuskieBob
Robert G. Brunner, Sr.
As MuskieBob's daughter, I knew the other big part of his life has been the love of his life, my mother. And now that he is getting up there in age, he has been thinking about her well being in his absence. These two grand loves of his life form what could be thought of as the stuff of his "to-do list." And as his daughter, I will do all that I can do to support his success in meeting his dreams but I am not in the financial position to simply make it happen. Instead, among many other things, I offer my time and energy in the building of this site as a "thank you" to others who want to see my father's dreams come true as well. Simply, for the sake of love and compassion. Thank you.