Hi Blacken ...

I just stumbled onto this again ... and am truly embarrassed by my earlier mistakes.
I still am not getting 'posts' figured out very well.
I stumble onto stuff ... and then can't find them again.

Anyway ...

I've read your story now ...

I agree with Traveler and Lancer.
It brought a very wide smile to my face,
except for the obvious parts.

It took me back to a journey through my
childhood too,
but I was nowhere near as brave as you.
My child would have thought your child was pretty awesome too,
but I don't think we could have been friends.
I was pretty timid ... and probably would have been afraid of you ...

but I know I would have liked you.
Experience is a brutal teacher.