HOW TO HAVE A SPINNING HEART RATHER THAN A SPINNING HEAD
1. I'm sure all of us have experienced something that
caused us to be apprehensive and made us worry. I think of
a letter that a young camper sent his mom and dad:
Dear Mom & Dad:
We are having a great time here at Lake Typhoid.
Scoutmaster Webb is making us all write to our parents in
case you saw the flood on TV and worried. We are OK. Only 1
of our tents and 2 sleeping bags got washed away. Luckily,
none of us got drowned because we were all up on the
mountain looking for Chad when it happened. Oh yes, please
call Chad's mother and tell her he is OK. He can't write
because of the cast. I got to ride in one of the search and
rescue jeeps. It was neat. We never would have found him in
the dark if he hadn't been for the lightning. Scoutmaster
Webb got mad at Chad for going on a hike alone without
telling anyone. Chad said he did tell him, but it was
during the fire so he probably didn't hear him. Did you
know that if you put gas on a fire, the gas can blow up?
The wet wood still didn't burn, but one of our tents did.
Also some of our clothes. John is going to look weird until
his hair grows back. We will be home on Saturday if
Scoutmaster Webb gets the car fixed. It wasn't his fault
about the wreck. The brakes worked OK when we left.
Scoutmaster Webb said that a car that old you have to
expect something to break down; that's probably why he
can't get insurance on it. We think it is a neat car. He
doesn't care if we get it dirty, and if it's hot, sometimes
he lets us ride on the tailgate. It gets pretty hot with 10
people in a car. He let us take turns riding in the trailer
until the Highway Patrolman stopped us and talked to us.
Scoutmaster Webb is a neat guy. Don't worry; he is a good
driver.In fact, he is teaching Terry how to drive. But he
only lets him drive on the mountain roads where there isn't
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