Incorrect Ad For Rocky Mountain Ramble
Page 126 of the August 2006 issue incorrectly contained an advertisement for the 2005 Rocky Mountain Ramble. The 2006 Ramble takes place this month, October 11 through 14, at the Pinal County Fairgrounds in Casa Grande, Arizona. For more information about this year’s rally, refer to pages 152 and 153 of the September 2006 issue or contact FMCA’s Chapter Services Department at (800) 543-3622.
FMC regrets this error.
Thanks For Thoughts, Prayers
I would like to thank my FMCA friends for all their condolences, prayers, and flowers in memory of my husband, Bill Walker. Also, the donations to the American Lung Association are greatly appreciated. The outpouring of love my family and I have received is helping us through this difficult time. I would also like to thank the many people who traveled so far to attend the funeral, for it meant so much to our family. I know Bill was smiling down on us and saying thank-you, too.
Kay Walker, F56746
We would like to add a big “amen” to Bill Miner’s sentiments in the August “Readers’ Forum” regarding trash at campsites (page 18). We have been park hosts for two years and it never ceases to appall us when we see what people leave at campsites, in fire rings, and casually tossed in the woods. If it weren’t for perfect strangers picking up after the campers, sites would be ankle-to-knee-deep in debris. Baby diapers, glass and plastic bottles and caps, cans, all manner of plastics, cellophane wrappers, and aluminum foil might biodegrade after several decades, but would you really want to camp in a dump site? If paper plates, napkins, and plastic bags blow off of the table, what do you think happens to them? They don’t magically disappear. Mr. Miner stated he didn’t have a problem with cigarette butts, but down here in Texas they are a big problem, and if they were to remain on the ground throughout the camping season, by the end of the year you would not be able to see the grass.
Before leaving your campsite, take a good, long look and think about how it will appear to the next person who uses it. Please, be considerate of the other campers and of the workers and park rangers who have to pick up after you, especially when they have to labor in very hot weather.
Ron & Louise Jordan, F341277