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08/28/2020 03:57PM
New Trip Report posted by sns

Trip Name: DeWormed (alternate title “As the Worm Turns”).

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MidwestFirecraft
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08/28/2020 05:17PM
That was highly entertaining! I really want to see a pic of Charlie...
missmolly
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08/28/2020 05:29PM
MidwestFirecraft: "That was highly entertaining! I really want to see a pic of Charlie..."

My thoughts exactly!
Northwoodsman
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08/28/2020 05:42PM
I have to wonder if this is just a typical adventure for Charlie. Hopefully this was a rarity and not how life goes for the poor guy.
08/28/2020 06:17PM
What great theater! Each act was funny in its own right, and the combination was a scream--after reading/laughing through it for myself, I called my wife in for the second reading. (And thanks for the Kingston Trio/MTA reference--I'm old enough to remember it well, so didn't need to look it up.)

TZ
08/28/2020 08:14PM
Short but oh so sweet. Very much enjoyed your yarn. Now I am curious about Whisky Jack Lake. Winter Destination perhaps?
airmorse
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08/28/2020 09:54PM
Nice!!! I wonder if he ever made it out. Probably still wandering around talking to himself somewhere. Someone will find him next spring still wandering around.
bpaddle
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08/28/2020 10:25PM
"Did he ever return,
No he never returned
And his fate will be unlearned"

If I remember it went something like that.
straighthairedcurly
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08/28/2020 11:23PM
LMAO, I have tears running down my face. That was hilarious! And your reference to MTA was the final crack up to any astonishing story! That song brings back fond memories of singing at camp, but now it has even more meaning!

But in all seriousness, Charlie was incredibly lucky that he stumbled upon you. Hopefully he will learn to use a map and compass in the future.

Thank you, thank you for the cure to a crummy week.
scat
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08/29/2020 05:51AM
I enjoyed your writing style immensely. With your humor, I think you could make a great story out of any situation. Beautiful. Me likey!

But what does dewormed mean.
saltdog
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08/29/2020 08:08AM
You could have put this report in the "Lost and Found" thread
08/29/2020 10:07AM
Great read! Next time I take a wrong turn and am cursing the effort to repair my goof, I will just think of Charlie, and then it won't hurt so bad...
sedges
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08/29/2020 02:05PM
For all those folks way too young to have heard the Charlie of the MTA song and the story behind it, here its by the Kingston Trio. It is to the tune of Wreck of the Old 97, an even older train song.

Charlie of the MTA
08/29/2020 03:25PM
Thanks for that! My folks had vinyls of the Trio, and I remember some of the songs, some of them fairly racy for the times.... I kinda miss records...
tumblehome
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08/30/2020 07:28AM
Obviosly you are a trained writer, or poet, or savant writer perhaps. Well done!

May I say that there are folks, and groups like charlie out there all over in the bwca. I have run into many bizzare situations out there and it is indeed a miricle of our Lord that the paper doesnt have a page dedicated to people who end up in peril such as Charlie.

Tom
08/31/2020 12:11PM
First, thank you for all the kind compliments. Don't worry, my wife is now home and she has my ego back down to normal size.

A photo of Poor Old Charlie? I think he deserves some anonymity!

Whiskey Jack in the winter? Why not! I'd be interested to hear if it has any game fish...perhaps I just suck at fishing. Most likely it has no fish AND I suck at fishing, both.

Scat, DeWormed was perhaps a weak title, just a reference to Angleworm and the truncated nature of the trip. Oh, and I dewormed Cerberus that one time...

Saltdog, love the L&F suggestion!
MidwestFirecraft
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08/31/2020 12:56PM
sns: "A photo of Poor Old Charlie? I think he deserves some anonymity!"

No, of course. I just wanted you to cover his face so I could see him walking away with his pack like God did for Moses.
08/31/2020 02:12PM
Charlie had quite the adventure and lived to tell the tale! :)
09/01/2020 10:11PM
Looks like I have a hall pass from my spouse for ReWorming. (That does not sound right, does it?)

Gonna go give the Worm another turn, with one less Charlie.
THEGrandRapids
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09/02/2020 02:44PM
sns: "Gonna go give the Worm another turn, with one less Charlie."

..... he might still be out there...
dogwoodgirl
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09/02/2020 09:45PM
THAT was funny! What a strange trip....poor ol' Charlie
 
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