Wednesday, August 5, 2015
I never got into any real trouble as a kid.
Someone once said to me a few years back, "It always seems that when you find a kid that hunts and fishes he never seems to get into any real trouble."
I thought about that a while and I think that for the most part he's right. Kids that spend a lot of time outside doing things like that seem to be too tired to get into real trouble. They also seem to be healthier than kids that are indoors a lot.
A few years back I saw a kid walking up the street with a fishing pole while I was talking to one of the neighbors.
"Oh, my God!" I said to the neighbor. "He's got a fishing pole! He's going to murder a fish!"
The kid was pretty quick on the uptake. He smirked.
"Where ya goin' fishin', Kid?" I asked.
"The lake in West Park," he answered.
"That's a pretty good hike," I said.
"Yeah, well my bicycle's broken," he replied.
"Hop in," I answered and gave him a ride. On the way I told him to bring his bicycle by and I'd do what I could to get him back on the road again.
The next day I fixed a bike. What was equally important is that I taught him how to fix it himself. It was a simple fix, really. I was mildly annoyed that his father didn't know how to put a chain back on and tighten it.
Anyway, for what it's worth I never did see this kid on TV wanted for anything. For that matter, I never saw his picture posted in the post office as being wanted.
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