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TRIVIA QUESTION: Who had the game winning hit for the Reds?

I’m more the numbers guy. So, he’s made me understand and appreciate … how important it is to have a strong sales staff or your business just will never thrive.” For my final question, viewer (and friend) Dave Porter wanted to know what makes Culligan’s water systems different than regular tap water. “There are two parts to that, really,” Tony said. “We have an outside system that filters the water before it comes in the house that removes all the hardness — the calcium, lime, and all that stuff — out of the water, and it knocks down a bunch of the chlorine. And we have systems that purify the water under the sink … and those remove up to 99 percent of anything in the water. Metals, minerals, everything, it’s as good as Culligan bottled water.” I had a fantastic time hanging with Tony Mast and Captain Ozzie for this episode of Rates and Reels. I’m so glad Tony decided to bid on the auction and get out fishing with me on a Saturday morning! For the full episode, check out my Rates and Reels channel on YouTube!

up, I spent a lot of time with my Amish relatives,” Tony said, “and it just gives you an appreciation for what we have, how fortunate we are. When you watch people live with no phone, no electricity, no car … it makes you feel kind of spoiled, actually. We’re mad when the WiFi goes down, you know?” But even more than that, he said, it gave his dad his legendary work ethic. It’s no coincidence that Tony’s dad and his three brothers are all entrepreneurs with thriving businesses. As for his family tree, he summed it up with his Grandpa Jones. When he passed away last summer, he was 102 years old, he had 14 kids, 62 grandkids, 230 great-grandkids, and 18 great-great-grandkids. Holy cow! For my second question, I was curious what the most valuable thing Tony had learned from working alongside his dad for so many years was. “He’s the kind of guy, where he’s a salesman, you know, sell, sell, sell, grow, grow, grow … and

that location with Tony reeling in a positively massive Snook, which he dedicated to his good friend and fishing buddy, Todd Roberts, who recently passed away. Then, it was time for my infamous “Three Questions” segment with Tony Mast. I started right off with a big one. His parents are both Amish, so I was curious: What did Tony learn from growing up in that environment? I wanted everyone to know about his storied family tree. “Growing

Enjoy Yourself!

on the sofa with a cuddly blanket and enjoy some uninterrupted reading. The rain smattering against your windows creates the perfect background noise to delve into the pages of a new adventure.

As the weather warms up, the urge to get out of the house becomes stronger. However, any plans you might have can be abruptly canceled due to rain. If you find yourself stuck inside for the day, here are a few activities to keep you occupied.

Create Your Own Film Festival

Get Bakin’

Having a movie or TV series marathon is another great way to pass the time. You can watch some of the classics, like “Forrest Gump” or “Singing in the Rain,” fill the day with “The Lord of the Rings” series, or start a new Netflix show. If you want to involve your kids in the binge- watching, you can let them pick out one of their favorite movies too.

A wet and chilly day is an excellent opportunity to warm yourself up with some baked goods. Bake your favorite snickerdoodle cookies or fudge brownies, and pour yourself a mug full of hot chocolate or cider to get through the stormy day.

friends or family members and make the puzzle a team activity. With the whole day ahead of you, you’ll have several hours to devote to one of your favorite hobbies. Don’t let the rain keep you down! Instead, take advantage of the weather and enjoy a cozy day at home.

Read a Book

Piece Together a Puzzle

If you have a bookshelf full of novels you’ve not cracked open, a rainy day is the perfect time to jump in. Settle down

A rainy day is a great opportunity to pull out a puzzle. You can also grab your

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