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Dear Mom & Dad,

Our Scoutmaster told us to write to our parents in case you saw the flood on TV and are worried. We are okay. Only one 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 okay. 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 Chad in the dark if it hadn't been for the lightning.
Scoutmaster Don 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 will blow up? The wet wood didn't burn, but one of the tents did and also some of our clothes. David is going to look weird until his hair grows back. We will be home on Saturday if Scoutmaster Don gets the car fixed. It wasn't his fault about the wreck. The brakes worked okay when we left. Scoutmaster Don said that with a car that old you have to expect something to break down; that's probably why he can't get insurance. We think it's a neat car. He doesn't care if we get it dirty, and if it's hot, sometimes he lets us ride on the fenders. It gets pretty hot with 10 people in a car. He let us take turns riding in the trailer until the highway patrol man stopped and talked to us. Scoutmaster Don is a neat guy. Don't worry, he is a good driver. In fact, he is teaching Terry how to drive on the mountain roads where there isn't any traffic. All we ever see up there are logging trucks.
This morning all of the guys were diving off the rocks and swimming out in the lake. Scoutmaster Don wouldn't let me because I can't swim, and Chad was afraid he would sink because of his cast, so he let us take the canoe across the lake. It was great. You can still see some of the trees under the water from the flood. Scoutmaster Don isn't crabby like some scoutmasters He didn't even get mad about the life jackets. He has to spend a lot of time working on the car so we are trying not to cause him any trouble.
Guess what? We have all passed our first aid merit badges. When Dave dived into the lake and cut his arm, we got to see how a Tourniquet works. Wade and I threw up, but Scoutmaster said it probablywas just food poisoning from the leftover chicken. He said they got sick that way with food they ate in prison. I'm so glad he got out and became our scoutmaster. He said he sure figured out how to get things done better while he was doing his time. By the way, what is a pedal-file?
I have to go now. We are going to town to mail our letters and buy some more beer. Don't worry about anything, we are fine.
Love,
Timothy
 

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Originally posted by aegt5000
The world needs more Durwoods:friends:
It sure do. Made me laugh without foul language or one of them plump ladies pictures. I even shared this one with my youngest daughter. Thanks Durwood.

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Durwood,
Thanks for the laugh! Man, I ain't had a good laught for many months with my son overseas. Did my heart good. I was really ROFLOMA...............brought back old memories of my Boy Scout days when I was a kid about 40 years ago. Scoutmaster musta had a BAD time with wife. First night out camping for 2 weeks he got stinking drunk. Well, the other Fathers let him sleep it off but not before carrying his bunk outside in front of the big fire pit where we all ate. Well, the next morning with all us kids eating runny eggs in front of him he woke up and puked all over. We kept on eating and he puked even more. He learned humility that day I'll tell ya.
Thanks for the great laugh.
God bless MY Troops!
 

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I'm an assistant scoutmaster, and I gotta say, that was one of the funniest things I've read in a long time. I may even print it out and bring it to the next troop meeting! Thanks Durwood!
 

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Ahhhhhh the good ole days!
 

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Great one Durwood, Just see no problems w/ learning to drive on mtn. rds. or earning merit badges while out in the boonies a pedal/file... Wqas he a sixties hippie?????:furious: A real flower child:lmao:
 
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