S. Minute: Who is packing your parachute?
Lorie McGraw (llmcgraw@WORLDNET.ATT.NET)
Wed, 18 Feb 1998 12:05:12 +0000
Here is a good Scoutmaster minute.
Who is packing your parachute?
Charles Plum, was a jet fighter pilot in Vietnam.
After 75 combat missions, his plane was destroyed.
Plumb ejected and parachuted and spent six years
in a P.O.W. camp.
One day, when Plumb and his wife were sitting in a restaurant,
a man at another table came up and said, "You're Plumb!
You flew jet fighters from the carrier Kitty Hawk.
You were shot down!"
"How in the world did you know that?" asked Plumb.
"I packed your parachute," the man replied.
Plumb gasped in surprise and gratitude.
The man pumped his hand and said, "I guess it worked!"
Plumb assured him, "It sure did -- if your chute hadn't
worked, I wouldn't be here today."
Plumb couldn't sleep that night, thinking about that man.
Plumb says, "I kept wondering what he might have looked
like in a Navy uniform and how many times he might have
passed him on the Kitty Hawk not even said 'Good Morning'.
You see, I was a fighter pilot and he was just a sailor."
Plumb thought of the many hours the sailor had spent on a
long wooden table carefully folding the silks of each chute,
holding in his hands each time the fate of someone he didn't
Plumb, a lecturer now asks his audience, "Who's packing
Everyone has someone who provides what they need to help
them make it through the day.
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