FULTON - Driving up to Casterline’s Seafood, you will find the rolling shutter doors wide open, welcoming any curious visitor.

Piled several feet high are layers upon layers of recycled burlap coffee and chocolate bags, cleaned and ready to be stuffed with local oysters.

A forklift stands at the ready, waiting for the arrival of the oyster boats, and as usual I catch Bubba Casterline at the helm.

He sees me approach, turns off the engine and says with an earnest smile, “Hey girl, how’s it going today?” It’s good to see him.

Bubba’s family history is well-recorded and thought-provoking.

A third generation fisherman, his great-great-grandfather Jonas Casterline is credited with setting up roots on the Texas coast.

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