Big fire. Big bear.

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  1. squirrelbox

    squirrelbox Active Member

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    So I would like to lighten the mood a little with this completely made up true story. We were camping at Glacier National park in 2008. We were at a remote campsite that took us two hours to get to on the west side of the park , up in the northern portion of the park on the shore of a pristine lake. A little piece of heaven. I have a family of six. On this trip we had one extra person. So we were seven. I am familiar with bear country and followed every necessary protocol as well as every precaution. I admit that I am a bit of a fire bug and love a roaring fire especially on a crispy fresh dark night. But because I am a responsible thoughtful adult setting an example for the youngsters I had a five gallon bucket full of water from the lake at hand. About two hours into the evening, being a bit boisterous as we were enjoying each others company I noticed a sudden immediate change in the disposition and facial expressions of my offspring , wife and the one who was extra as their eyes turned into glimmering saucers. . The fire was roaring and bright so I could clearly see all their faces. They were terrified as they looked past me at the sight they were transfixed upon obviously just behind me. I became aware of a strong odor and slowly turned around and found myself face to face with a huge dark shadowy bear. As fear gripped me and my eyes adjusted to the dark beyond the glow of the fire I wet myself. I slowly noticed that this bear was a bit silvery and had sad eyes. I no longer felt threatened or fear.He seemed kind if that is possible. As I was able to focus in the dark I also noticed that the bear was wearing bluejeans and had on his head a ranger cap and held in one arm a very worn out shovel. He engaged my glance, at the same time he beckoned my attention to my bucket of water. Embarrassed I smothered the fire with the lake water. When I turned around he was gone. While in my haste I poured a lot of water on myself. This was a good thing. No one knew I had wet myself. Remember only you can prevent forest fires.
     
  2. Mark CASTELLANI

    Mark CASTELLANI Well-Known Member Platinum Supporting Member

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    yeah, well...we were traveling the back roads, on a warm summer night... heading to our next camp ground. The windows were open and that nice summer air was blowing through the van. As it was a few hours since eating lunch, the kids were snacking on some chips when, all of a sudden, the wind caught hold of the chip bag and boom, out the window it went.... DANG!!... anyway, up the road a wee bit, I could see we were coming to a cross road and I prepared to stop, slowly pumping the brakes. As we rolled to the stop, a figure emerged from the brush, on the passenger side, his hair was long and braided on on both sides of his head...he appeared to have a full neck, bone necklace and he was dressed in buckskin. Low and behold, he was holding that chip bag!! ...as he approach the van, I could tell that he had a single tear dripping down his right cheek!...Keep America Beautiful!
     
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    Orchid Sharp Shootin' Grandma

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    Rik Peery Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Some of y'all should remember what the late great Willie Mays says...

     
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