Fathers and Sons

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Gabe is a little boy who’s father is unavailable. I am a man with no sons so we work things out. The Ward (LDSpeak for local congregation) had a fathers and sons campout over the last weekend. We went together and had a great time. We ate sourdough biscuits, mutton, dutch oven potatoes and dessert cooked in the same. It was a real Utah Mormon tradition. I was sure to clean his poor little face and hands before returning him to his mother. She wouldn’t have approved. He played himself to the point of exhaustion and slept pretty hard Friday night.
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The mutton is fried to a crisp in its own grease. Smells awful but tastes pretty darn good. You had to be there. This little feller was grabbing tasty bits with his Leatherman tool and snarfing them. The sourdough biscuits are heavenly smeared with homemade strawberry freezer jam.
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They start them young around here.
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Dutch oven cobblers made without female supervision.
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Rough big boy games. Gabe can’t wait until he gets big enough. He and the other little guys satisfied them selves with a very smokey marshmallow burning party.

4 Responses to “Fathers and Sons”

  1. Jenny Mauro Hicks Says:

    This will make his life difference in a big and necessary way! I know this from experience. I had a few people in my own life (hint-hint, wink-wink, you know who 2 of them were…) who stepped up to the plate in my case and some pretty big holes were patched and mended.

  2. Joe the Potter Says:

    Everyone needs to know that they are a “good boy/girl”.

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