Blue & Gold
Steve Eisenberg (Sandalfoot@AOL.COM)
Wed, 28 Feb 1996 15:44:06 -0500
Pack 373, Columbia, Maryland held a successful Blue & Gold Dinner last Friday
(Feb 23) in spite of a partially incapacitated Cubmaster (me). Two days
before our dinner, Mr. Renal Calculi (aka kidney stone) decided to pay me a
visit. Knowing from past experience how my friend's visits can progress, I
called an emergency meeting of the pack committee (after I left the hospital)
to take the pack's flags, advancement ladder, etc. from my house and to
assign leaders to conduct the ceremonies should I be unable to fufill the
duties of my office.
Friday morning found me still attempting to pass the stone, practice
Dentistry (someday I may actually learn to do it <grin>), and begging the
physician to end my misery by taking Mr. Calculi out. His response was to
tough it out and in his words: "This too will pass".
Arriving at the dinner slightly bent over with discomfort (not taking any
pain medication because I didn't want to drive under the influence), I
managed to act as master of ceremonies in enthusiastic spirits. We performed
the advancement ceremony, the Story of the Cubscout Colors. When I poured the
yellow liquid (for the sun) into the pot of dry ice, a den leader shouted "I
hope that didn't come from your Urologist!"
As we proclaimed last summer at Philmont Training Center "WE"RE CUBMASTERS,
WE CAN DO ANYTHING"
Steve Eisenberg, DDS
CM, Pack 373
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