I have been so busy with Mah Jongg, canasta, and Mexican Train that I haven’t had the time to sit and write.
However, I have been thinking about my past and considering all the things that I did while young and how those things influenced who I am today. One of the items was my years in Camp Fire Girls, a scouting organization much like the Boy Scouts of America, only for girls back in the 60’s. Today it’s called Camp Fire, Inc. and is for both boys and girls.
Camp Fire girls had three levels based on age: Blue Birds, Camp Fire Girls, and Horizon Club.
I remember looking through the manual and picking out all the things I could do to earn beads or pics for my vest (Camp Fire Girls) I did all of the crafting units, cooking units, and other kitchen type exercises. I also did outside sports and camp out experiences.
I wish I still had my Horizon Club outfit. It was a gown, an Indian gown, which was decorated with all the beads I earned. I have stands and strands of string beads…orange, brown, blue, red, and red, white, and blue one. When I was a senior in high school, our house burned down and I lost all those precious high school memories.
Well, it’s late, so I will close. Keep the faith.