Friday, April 5, 2013

A Friday afternoon surprise!

I was at my desk at work, minding my own business, when out of the blue, a co-worker walked in my office.  "Were you ever a cub scout leader?"

"Yes"  How did she know that?  That was YEARS ago.

"And you have had camp cooking recipes printed in several cookbooks?"

At this point, my jaw dropped!

"And once you made a coffeecake for breakfast in a dutch oven at camp and campers from all around followed the smell of it cooking?"

The look on my face made her laugh.  She was enjoying this mystery!

She is a new leader of a Girl Scout troop for 7 and 8 year old girls and she's been trying to learn the ropes of being a good leader.  She ran across several Scout cookbooks that my recipes have been printed in, saying, "I knew when I saw Sherry Bennett from Rochester, NY, it had to be you!"

She was surprised to learn that "back in the day" I did a lot of backpacking in the Adirondacks, Pennsylvania and into Canada!  Geez, that seems like a lifetime ago.

So what followed was a conversation on my joy of the outdoors and brief tales of some of my adventures over the years.  Her idea of camping is at a hotel!  I told her with kids in Scouts, that would change.

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