Echoes From the Campfire

Time was like a handful of water; no matter how tight you hold your fingers together, it soon slipped through and left you dry.”              –Mike Roarke  (Silent Drums)     “Do not boast about tomorrow, For you do not know what a day may bring forth.”              –Proverbs 27:1 (NKJV)———————-Can you believe it, corona or not, that the year is…

Echoes From the Campfire

These were the simplest things in life, but none of them were free.  A man had to earn them by sweat and hunger and fatigue.  That was why they were good.”              –Ernest Haycox  (The Border Legion)     “For thus says, the Lord GOD: ‘Indeed I Myself will search for My sheep and seek them out.’”              –Ezekiel 34:11 (NKJV)————————-I…

Echoes From the Campfire

A chigger bite is triflin’, too, but after a while it itches where you’ve got to scratch it.”              –Elmer Kelton (Texas Standoff)     “Catch us the foxes, The little foxes that spoil the vines, For our vines have tender grapes.”              –Song of Solomon 2:15(NKJV)————————There were two times that stand out in my mind.  The first was a camping…

The Saga of Miles Forrest

Shaw headed toward a table then angled over to where we were gathered.  He stood beside the chair occupied by Rev. Chapman’s cousin, Clyde Hoffner.  He didn’t so much glance at any of the rest of us.    “Stand up!” he ordered Clyde.    Clyde glimpsed at Rev. Chapman, shrugged his shoulders and stood.  Shaw scrutinized him carefully, then…