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Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: pa,crawford county
Re: how to say no
About 20 years ago, my uncle was rebuilding our family camp. He asked my brother and me to help but I was in the military stationed 8 hours away and my brother was busy being a teenager chasing tail during the summer break. After the new camp was constructed, we were no longer a part of it and understood that. Others had helped, we didn't. So about 8 years ago, my brother and me built our own camp. Did it ourselves. We know we did all the work but anyone is free to come. Yeah it would have been nice to have friends and family help but you know what?,......we have the best time in the world at camp and don't give it a second thought. You didn't help,....no problem. Here's a beer and some food. Now sit down near the fire and tell some good deer stories.
The point is, you can hold a grudge or resentment for doing all the work yourself or you can let it go and enjoy your family and friends at that special place where memories are made that last generations. I have a feeling this story won't end well but I'm holding out hope.
If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy JM