“What we remember from our childhood we remember forever.”
Wah! Our friend Eric is moving out of state today. Safe travels Eric, and don’t forget to write! Eric has been Joseph’s Scouting buddy for years now. There aren’t a lot of people in this world who will befriend a little guy with Down’s Syndrome, but Eric has been a good friend to our son Joseph. (He even volunteered to help at Joseph’s Special Olympic events.) Thank you Eric…we sure are going to miss you (but I’ll never miss the Swamp Romp at Boy Scout camp!) : ) A few years ago, Eric was the only scout out of hundreds who signed up for the Swamp Romp at Boy Scout Camp. The Nature Center Director wouldn’t let Eric participate alone, he needed a buddy. Since we were a troop of three boys and the other two boys had other obligations, Scoutmaster MacKay stepped in to accompany Eric. Big mistake. We had a great nature lesson as we waded, waist high, through the swamp, but we came out with leeches all over our legs. That was an experience for the memory books. I told Eric that his parents owed me big time for that one! : )
I could write a book about all the experiences we’ve had with the cheerful Mr. Eric. (Like last summer when he spoofed my Stampin’ Up! Convention attendance. I had stayed up all night flying home from the convention in Salt Lake City and turned around two hours later to go to Scout camp for a week. We arrived at camp and Eric came out with… “Hi, I’m Justin Stamper…here to tell you about my new perfume, “INK”. If you want to stink, stink like ink.”) I just hope your new Scoutmaster enjoys you as much as this one did, Eric! xoxo Mrs. MacKay
P.S. This card is a Cindy Techlin design and uses the new “Traveler” and “Work of Art” stamp sets. The cardstock is Marina Mist, Basic Black and Whisper White. Inks are Staz-On black, Marina Mist and Pistachio Pudding.