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Posted By: on: 08/25/2000 16:20:30 EDT
Subject: RE: I wish more would use this.

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Anytime I either mention I'm going to an event, or when I decide I need a new piece of equipment, uniform, etc. How about you?

Seriously, my family and my friends just don't get it at all. "You wear a wool uniform in the summer? You sleep outside most of the time, or in a tent? Waz wrong wit you?"

JR


Something that always "slips" me back in time is noticing how much you have to "go without" in camp. No running water... no easy chairs.. etc. At the camp this past weekend in Tionesta, I took a walk by myself down to the lake, and noticed how wonderful it was to put my hands in the cool water and wash my face after being in a hot wool uniform all day, and not even washing. I appreciated it more than I would have. The lake was beautiful, the woods surrounding it gorgeous, and no sign of anything modern. For all I knew, it could have been the 1860's. For all I knew, it was.
J.D.

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