Thursday, June 2, 2011

autobiographical

12 comments:

FrankandMary said...

That last frame had me near hysterical.
And while looking thru your Shoebox postings the other day I thought: Ok, Hallmark has a great deal in Russ because his imaginative resources are wide, & his use is agile.
Almost jealous.~Mary

Vickie said...

I loved this - camp was okay, but never like the movies. My best friend and I got into a bit of trouble at church camp for hanging out with the cowboys . . . and yes, the cabins did stink and the songs were bizarre. Hadn't thought of that in years - thanks for the walk down memory lane. ;-)

Malagutigrrl said...

I was lucky enough to avoid summer camp other than girl scout camp. Those were only weekend end trips. Still I almost drowned in a stream when I was 12. And no one even noticed. I had to save my own damn life. Now if I had had to kiss some girl it might have been different. ;)

Anonymous said...

Hahahaa...yes, the last frame is hilarious. Really cute.
I remember really liking camp but any place was better than home. I still remember the terrible songs, though. Eeesh. -Cin

Lea Ann said...

We went to Church camp every year at Camp Tonganoxie .. Tonganoxie Ks. Don't remember snakes, but there were always wasps in our cabin. I remember one landed on me and I ran out of the cabin screaming with no blouse on trying to get away from it. I was horrified and sure that every boy in the 'boy' cabins a half mile away saw me. And yes, lots of songs at night. My best friend and I performed a fabulous rendition of Little Bunny Fu Fu one night for the crowd... good grief, so many memories. :-)

Debra said...

i didn't do camp, i didn't like kids when i was one, so going to camp would have been hellishly tortuous for me. glad i didn't miss anything.

Paula said...

I didn't go to camp until I was a senior citizen. It was fun but I don't think I would have liked it when I was young.

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Only did camp once, but it was fun.

Rob said...

Christian camp was always kind of an adventure to me, both fun and boring, but I REALLY missed TV. The counselors were all horny young wanna-be hippie types, but they took it fairly seriously, and they looked out for us.
Worst part: sharing a cabin with a bunch of sweaty, LOUD boys who couldn't understand why I'd rather read than play volleyball or baseball or talk about which girls were hotter.
Best part: they were all SUPER nice about it (some very good-natured teasing going on)!
Even better best part: One movie night, we were all amazed when "The Trouble With Tribbles" played on a movie screen! A TV show on MOVIE SCREEN?!?!
We just couldn't get over it!

Big Mark 243 said...

All the reasons that I never went away to camp was out for display in this entry. Ugh... field problems in the military were horrible and when they would end I would was everything twice and shower for an hour!

Chris said...

I don't want to hear your whining about summer camp. I went to Southern Baptist camp every summer, no lie. I think my experience was worse than yours! (ha ha)

And no....we didn't handle snakes.

almost 50 but not quite said...

i guess everyone has camp stories. none are too happy. i like how the singing guy looks like your stephen king guy in the post you did a few days after.