Our First Concern (2 of 5) by Ken Trivette
This content is part of a series.OUR FIRST CONCERN (2 of 5)
First Things First
1. I love the story of a young boy at camp and the
letter he sent his mom and dad. You parents will
appreciate this letter:
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. We are OK. Only 1 of
our tents and 2 sleeping bags got washed away.
Luckily, none of us 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 it had not
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 will 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, 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 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 any traffic. All we ever see
up there are logging trucks.
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