Marty's Joke of the Day

Marty's Joke of the day is an internet column that I've written for more than 5 years.
I tell humorous stories about my "sweet wife" and raising our 4 young sons, named #1, #2, #3, and #4.
After 5 years of story telling, in August of 2005, doctors found a brain tumor in son #4.
Our focus here has changed little as we still try to find humor in our lives.

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Camping out in the back yard?

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

We have a couple of new boys in our troop. They only have a few
requirements left before they get their 2nd class rank advancement.
One of the things that they needed to do was to sharpen axes and
knives, cut some wood, and make a fire. We’ve been trying to plan a
campout for a while so they could finish these requirements, but we
just haven’t found a weekend that will work for everyone.

Fortunately, there is this really nice guy in our neighborhood that
agreed to let us use a fire pit in his back yard for the scouts to
pass off their requirements. So we went over for scouts last night.
The 3 scouts took awhile, but they got their fires started.

Now “camping” and making a campfire in a back yard is ok, but it’s
not quite the same as camping in the woods or in the mountains.
While sitting around roasting marshmallows, you’re never sure what
camp stories you can tell, or who’s listening behind the fence
that’s 10 feet away.

But, we had fun anyway!

And... Enjoy today’s Jokes!

p.s. Remember, to read ‘just the stories’ go to http://martysjotd.blogspot.com

Reader Comment Section:

Hey Marty,

I think your son #4 is going to be a leg man when he grows up.
While I was sitting in front of your family in church last Sunday,
son #4 kept tickling my legs.
Justin's Favorite Sister from AZ

[Are you sure that wasn’t zippy the turtle? She really likes to get
out and travel!]


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