Tuesday, July 7, 2015

How I Spent the Summer of '68

I worked as a counselor in a summer camp near Mentone, Alabama. It was fun; my last howl before adulthood.  Here's the camp song:

"We welcome you to Ponderosa,
We're mighty glad you're here!
We'll send the air reverberating,
With a mighty cheer!
We'll sing you in, we'll sing you out,
For you we'll raise a mighty shout!
Hail hail, the gang's all here,
And we welcome you to Ponderosa!"

A few years before I was operating a radiopositioning transmitter in Alaska alone. Being a counselor was more fun, with the kids and other counselors.  Kudos to Mike and Charlie, admirable psychologists and camp co-directors.


  1. It is strange. I quickly connected to this post through that little jingle you sang at that summer camp. I don't know why...I just started to sing it in my head. Singing along with the thing like I was a counselor, or one of those kids. Music is a mighty strong connector of people and I forget that sometimes.

    To be honest I was drawn to your blog because of your interest in psychology. I wonder if you could visit my blog and see if I was correct to think that psychology interests you? Well...of course psychology interests you, you wrote about that (it) in that post that I am commenting on...what I am asking is...nevermind...

  2. Scouts and summer camps. As a boy and then an adult. Lots of memories.

  3. Sounds like a fond Summer memory!