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Landers: Camping is an educational event worth the misery

Kris Crocker says camping is not her favorite thing. (Staff illustration by Ralph Walter)
Kris Crocker says camping is not her favorite thing. (Staff illustration by Ralph Walter)

“If God wanted us to sleep on the ground, he wouldn’t have invented beds,” a man wrote.

Clearly this is a sickness that needs to be addressed, starting with education on the religious foundation of camping: God did not create furniture. God did create the ground, where campers sleep in order to fully appreciate a bed.

I would never put down people who don’t enjoy camping. It’s understandable that some consider a poison ivy rash unattractive while others may be too selfish to share their jelly sandwiches with ants.

Good campsites would be hard to find if everybody was looking for a place to pitch a tent.

But I feel sorry for people who dislike camping, especially if they have kids or grandkids. More here, Rich Landers, SR

I do  not have the words to tell you how much I LOATHE camping. How about you? Are you a happy camper?



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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.