|Scott and Brad Wellman|
Scott is a mountain man living up in the high San Joaquin Mountains with his family. He lives the life of hunting, giggin' frogs, and raising his family off the land and doing trucking as his living. He's also a bow-hunter after those big California-type Razorbacks hogs. He skins animals and does a lot of rattlesnake fighting. Scott is always working and fixing things up on his ranch.
These brothers used to surf together and surfed when they were so little, just 2 and 3 years old. They would go out with my dad at the "Cove" or "Mondos" and my dad would hold one and push the other on the board. Dad would fetch the one riding and send the next kid out on the board. I don't think they ever fell off a board until they were a whole lot older. Those big boards just stayed on top of the water. Of course, they moved on to the "hot-dog" surfing and we have lots of pictures. Mom says that she went out with them also, but was so scared the whole time. She doesn't know how to swim. She ended-up spending every single free day taking all the boys to the beach, even during rain and storms. Real surfers like the storms. There were the Tanks, The Overhead, County Line, The Piers, Mary's, Carp, Ventura Pier by the Fairgrounds, and The Ranch. I know there are others. Amazing pair of surfers and I think they still love it.
But now...their new love is mining. They love mining gold and who doesn't think of that? I know that it's not the "strike-it-rich" that's their mission or intent, it's the beauty of the mineral, the golden glitter. It is lovely and admiring a small tube of flakes of real gold is hard to comprehend...hahahah apprehend, too. Don't you love spell-check?
|Did I say, Brad and Scott love to surf fish?|
Brad and Scott are tenderhearted and love unconditionally with patience, I envy. They're great examples to me. The tears flow easily when they are touched in their heart. My brothers are also great dads and fantastic grandfathers and lucky the grandchildren to have them. They honor the name of Wellman and I'm proud to have them as my dear little brothers.