‘You can’t leave footprints in the sands of time if you’re always sitting on your butt; and who wants to leave butt prints in the sands of time’? BOB MOAWAD
Welcome back folks to the second session of the summer. Please let me begin the Word tonight by apologizing for our prolonged absence over the visiting weekend. The internet connection went down across the Northwoods, and try as they might (whoever ‘they’ might be), it took a lot longer than expected to get reconnected. But we are back, so let me introduce myself. My name is Woody and I write the Word every evening, (providing the internet stays good for us). I will endeavor to keep you guys abreast of what is going on here at CM and what we are going to do. I might even mention the weather now and again.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the parents out there who sent their boys to Menominee for the fist session. We had a great time! I am mindful of the fact that there are so many other things that the boys of 2013 can do in the summer; that is why we are so grateful that you chose Menominee as the place for your boys to be this summer. We take pride in what we do here and we set high standards. I’d like to think that some of that has rubbed off on the boys as they returned home this weekend. For those boys who stayed on and for those who have just joined us, well the cruise will continue.
The buses rolled in at 2.45 this afternoon and we got straight to work choosing activities and getting health checks and putting money in the bank. All mundane, administrative stuff, but all very necessary. Tomorrow we can hit the ground running having got all that stuff out of the way.
This evening we consumed vast amounts of candy and cookies in the traditional first-night candy party. It was a real blow out as we let the boys eat all their ‘junk’ in Wasserman Hall, our central meeting place in the middle of camp. After tonight there will be no more candy or food in the cabins. For obvious reasons (rodents being one) we don’t allow food in the cabins. Besides, the food we serve in the mess hall is good and plentiful, so there is no need for extra.
So we are underway on this hot and humid evening in the Northwoods. I look forward to sharing our summer with you in the weeks ahead. It’s 10.35 and all is well, so safely rest.