I receive many e-mails from you…this one is choice! Especially the first line…your deep billowing voice
It clearly shows how our memories can play tricks on us!!
Anyway….30 years is a long time to have kept these memories
DL has enriched so many of our lives.
From: Eddie Conners
Date: Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 2:19 PM
To: Chief Chuck
I remember my first foot blister.
I remember throwing a log on a raging bonfire and talking briefly about Jesus.
I remember my favorite hike being Blu Mtn./Terrell Pond.
I remember Chief Andy Brown being patient with me and teaching me how to fish.
I remember Chief Ron Duttweiler always sitting straight up. I still try to emulate that posture today.
I remember Chief Craig Fortin always cracking wise.
I remember my first time on top of the Duggs and looking back down at Lake Whitaker and seeing the ‘perfect W’.
I remember Sticky Buns on Sunday morning.
I remember Pizza on Friday night.
I remember struggling physically on most of the hikes I was a part of. I remember the encouragement I received when I wanted to quit.
I remember being absolutely petrified in the caves (don’t remember what hike this was) and needing help and encouragement to get out.
I remember getting up early, walking from the point and fishing from the dock.
I remember the story of ‘The Beast’ which was circulating when I was a camper. My counselors were great storytellers.
I remember hating push-ups. I still hate push ups. I was never a candidate for 3000-12.
I remember Chief Chuck showing us how to do the perfect push-up.
I remember ‘Now Let Us Sing’ as my favorite song.
I remember bird watching with Chief Lance (don’t remember his last name, but I remember he was Roman Catholic) on my way to getting my Wildlife Master.
I remember how difficult it was for me to achieve my Canoe Basic. That ‘J Stroke’ to the point and back wasn’t easy for me.
I remember the planes flying overhead and the boom they would make when the sound barrier was broken.
I remember things shaking around me from those same planes.
I remember tetherball.
I remember being scolded for touching a tetherball on Sunday morning on our way to service.
I remember Quiet Time.
I remember Flex Time being the highlight of my day.
I remember the Guides coming in from their 10 mile run. I specifically remember Pascual.
I remember a cold, clear night where Chief Lance got the big telescope out and introduced me and other campers to Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto (I think).
I remember taking a Larry Leaf bomb to the back of the neck to be eliminated in Naval Battle.
I remember how proud I was to achieve my Wildlife Master and Fishing Advanced.
I remember not wanting to go home.
Date: Mon, 9 Apr 2012 17:51:25 -0400
From: Chief Chuck
To: Eddie Connors
incredible to hear from you….
and I know when you say you will pray…you will.
It really is a shock to have my voice go…when it has been strong for so many years!