“Famous Catfish Stew” is a timeless story of a young veterinarian (author) and an aging mentor, replete with Southern traditions. As the knife making skill is taught, life lessons are learned, and a way of life is shared. This mentor, Mr. Andrews, is a craftsman with an artistic eye, but his eye for beauty transcends the material side. In transforming a rusty piece of metal into a beautifully handcrafted knife, Mr. Andrews shares valuable lessons of simplicity, patience, optimism, and quality. An unexpected twist leaves the author with a gift more profound than he could have ever dreamed to receive.