[Homestead] No Shoes for Eddie Mitchell
erthnsky at bellsouth.net
Thu Oct 23 15:06:37 EDT 2008
Glad to know I wasn't the only one. I used to think, before I had kids,
that I was just fantasizing to escape my reality, but after re-reading
them as an adult to my own kids, I realize that it was more than that.
Like you, I thought of it a survival puzzle solving. I also loved the
adventure classics...they're the best.
Re: Boxcar...there was a small creek at the bottom of the hollow where I
grew up. My friends and I made a 'refrigerator' in the creek, and
dammed it for a swimming hole just like they did in the book.
I've blocked out much of my childhood, but that was a good memory. I'm
pretty sure that those books influenced my homesteading. Now, I look at
'waste' and figure out how to use it.
VAN DELL JORDAN wrote:
> --- On Fri, 10/10/08, EarthNSky <erthnsky at bellsouth.net> wrote:
>> That sounds wonderful! I am glad you had such a great friend.
>> Speaking of books and boxcars, did anyone ever read _The Boxcar
>> Children_ when they were kids? I loved those books, fantasized
>> about living that way. Maybe they influenced my homesteading
> I read the Boxcar Children and sure it influenced my choices. I also
> was fascinated by deserted island stories.. Robinson Crusau.. Swiss
> family Robinson.. Mysterious Island.. Kind of like puzzle solving
> to imagine that if we were in such a place to imagine what kind of
> resources would be needed, would you recognize them, and how you
> would utilize? Van Dell
“Fear is the path to the Dark Side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to
hate. Hate leads to suffering.” Yoda
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