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Your Monumental Troops in Richmond

Around 7:30 this past Friday morning I rode down Monument Avenue on the way to Richmond ><((“> HQ for the last time before heading back to Tallahassee.

Monument Avenue is perhaps our nations most celebrated tribute to the Confederency. Giant statues reveal themselves block after block and the orange, yellow and red hues of fall create a backdrop that is both sureal and breathtaking.

The statues are:

Robert E. Lee – unveiled May 29, 1890
J.E.B. Stuart – unveiled May 30, 1907
Jefferson Davis – unveiled June 3, 1907
Stonewall Jackson – unveiled October 11, 1919

Matthew Fontaine Maury – unveiled November 11, 1929
Catch Your Limit – unveiled November 7, 2008

Somehow, I started daydreaming about Catch Your Limit and
our noble scouts in Richmond. And, as strange as it sounds, I spotted a statue of all of us riding a giant fish memorialized in stone as the newest and grandest statue on Monument Avenue.
There we were, our renegade, ragtag army … or better, our special forces, attempting to conquer the venerable old capital city of the south with only our wits, style and do-whatever-it-takes attitude.
We looked well prepared. We had a plan. We had a vision and we had the right people in the right seats on the giant fish to win. Our battle cry was captured on the base of the monument, “Together, we can take this town … then the world … one town at a time.” It was in Latin to make it seem even more important, but this was the translation.
As I steered the car in the direction of our office, my memory embraced the image of the colossal fish of stone. On top of the fish rode the CYL ><((“> Brigade, smiling and cheering each other onward to victory.
And the leaves from the trees acted as a magnificent color guard … waving their festive flags of joy!

><(("> Tom Laughon
Tom is affectionately known as BIG ><(("> at Catch Your Limit

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