Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: Re: I Want to Be Six
Re: I Want to Be Six
Sat, 6 Feb 1999 14:19:38 PST
A Good Saturday to All, Sunday if you are in Australasia!
John and Bernadette Curry <bernadettejohn@SPRYNET.COM>
THANK YOU, you made me laugh 'til I cried with your,
Subject: I Want to Be Six posting.
1.>>Being a Scout Leader may be the next best thing...
2.>>I am hereby officially tendering my resignation
as an adult, in order to accept the responsibilities
of a 6-year-old. The tax base is lower.>>
Ahhh Yes, To Be Six Again. This tripped a switch
in the MB's(Memory Banks), something to share with
you all, and possibly something that the "Old Poops"
(you know who you are, don't we?) can share with
those on the list that have yet to be asked to join AARP!
This is something I have done with Scouts time and
time again, it never fails to fascinate and entertain them.
For just a moment, stop and clear your mind,
and remember when you were 6. Because of the age
differences, and the changing times we all lived in,
we each have SOME things that someone else may not.
The point here is, while we all can remember
this time in our lives, it's WHAT we remember
that will REALLY fascinate your Scouts and maybe
even us here on the "L".
OK, I turn 60 on Wednesday, February 10, 1999,
that means I was born on 2-10-39.
(Wow, I do remember!) When I turned 6, it was 1945
The Year Word War II Ended! But Even More Interesting,
Especially for today's Scouts, is the fact
that in 1945, there was NO TV,(boys ALWAYS look at
each other in disbelief) only radio to listen to.
The Lone Ranger, The Shadow, The Jack Benney Show
and sure, Fibber McGee and Molly. Mention those names
to today's kids and you'll really get some blank stares.
Things REALLY get interesting when you tell them
things like, "When I Was 6 There Was NO";
HBO...Princess Diana...The summit of Mount Everest had not been
reached...There was no Micheal Jackson, Reggie
Jackson or Magic Johnson. No ready-made Jello,
no ready-to-eat salads, and no Dairy Queen!
Then I used to smile and say, "But there WAS
The Boy Scouts, and I wanted to be one SOOO BADD!
....mmmmmmmmm!!! But back then there was no Tiger
Cubs, boys had to be older to join.
I finally got my chance when I was 8 years old,
I urge you ALL to do this with your Scouts,
you'll remember it for a long time I assure you.
Enjoy Your Weekend!
For Jim Ventner, The Boys, And Good Scouting, Everywhere!
Bob Carr, Semmee-Retired Life Scouter
"Running The 12" Since 1949
Nat'l Jambo-Irvine Ranch '53
Eagle Class of '58
"Yoosta Be A Beaver" (NC-260) 1985
Ana' Good Ol' Bobwhite (NCCS-10) 1990
Ana' Gnarly Staffer Too!(NCCS-11-Last)1992
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