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Day #34 The Golden Rule
Day #34 The Golden Rule
Ken Eaton
Monday, May 04, 2020

Good morning Panther Nation!

 Last night the girls fixed mushrooms, oh boy they were so good.  Our daughter Joeigh and I went mushroom hunting last week and only found four.  We returned home and found twelve ticks.  Not a splendid ratio by any means.  A couple days later our son came home from his job in Kansas City.  He wanted to go mushroom hunting.  We headed out, obviously to a different place than Joeigh and I did.  North to the turkey hunting honey hole (that is what we called it because he shot his first turkey when he was 10, so many years ago) was the spot we thought we might find some mushrooms.  We headed through the timber and reminisced about the exact spot he shot that first turkey!  Good memories of father/son times.  Anyway, I told him that a few years before that turkey hunt, I had hunted there with no luck on the turkeys.  But all was not lost, when I got up discouraged from not having any luck with the turkeys I saw a mushroom and then another, then another!  This is where we should start our mushroom hunt.  Well, nothing……. We kept at it for about an hour, he went his way and I went mine.  I saw an Elm tree that looked promising.  I found nine mushrooms, not a great catch but a good start.  I then spotted another Elm tree, I called his phone and Joeigh (who was back at the house) answered.  She said “Prent’s phone” …confused…. I replied “he left his phone at the house?” “Yep, she said.”  Geez, I then resorted to older methods of communication, I yelled.  Nothing, I yelled again, “Over here,” he replied.  I said “you find any mushrooms?”  “Nope” he yelled.  I said “come over here I might need some help!”  We had a good time for the next twenty minutes (well, he did) picking several dozen mushrooms.  Needless to say it was a good tree!

Later we FaceTimed Mrs. Eaton at the hospital in Omaha, he told her of the mushroom plethora.  She was happy for us, but told us that the doctors said she couldn’t have mushrooms for several months as the “fungi” group could be a problem for her diet.  Wow, that sinks!  I think she was happy for us.  That is just how she rolls.  Always caring about the happiness of others.  We should all take a lesson from that.  Happiness of others is what should make us happy.  Do unto others as we would have done unto us.  Treat other as we would want to be treated.  I was happy for Prent, finding more mushrooms than me………. well, at least I was happy because I knew I would get to eat them…. I am still a work in progress!


Stay healthy!