The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418   Message #1575402
Posted By: Rapparee
04-Oct-05 - 08:46 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Dear Mom,

Today I go pick up Nancy Pearl at the airport and drop her off at the motel where the Idaho Library Association is having the annual conference. Which is right here in town, and of which I am the Conference Chair.

So, Mom, I might not be around as much for the next few days. Probably not until at least Saturday afternoon. But Duty Calls, and as you always taught me, "God, Country, Notre Dame, but not necessarily in that order." No, wait, that was the other thing you taught me. Or at least one of them. What I meant was "Duty, Honor, Country." Yeah, that was it. "Duty, Honor, Country." Which of course is why I'm living out here in a rural area and get involved in all those duels, because like you told me to do, I'm in the country and defending my honor (or, in UKish speaking countries, my honour). So now, Mom, Duty calls. And it's a like nicer call than the last time, when I ended up toting a machine gun around the hills in Korea. I kind of doubt that I'll have to carry an M-60 around the Red Lion. I don't think I'll need any claymores either. I have promised the Intellectual Freedom people they could borrow a rifle, sort of like that one only different. I won't give them any powder and ball, though, and why they want it I have no idea. Especially since they originally asked for a shotgun. Being intellectual freedom sorts they're all radicals, and we all know what you think of those sorts, Mom.

Anyway, I'll check back in when I can, Mom, but in the meantime, you take your medicine and remember that Amos is just a young kid, a little boy, and he's going to get into trouble no matter what. He's just that sort.

I'll check in when I can.

Your favorite child,