Contributed by Jennifer Fais

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Jennifer Fais
Cameron Mills, NY
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Childhood

Back in 1963 when I was twelve, my Girl Scout troop went on an overnight camping trip. This was my first time on such a campout. At the time, my family did not own any sleeping bags. I’m not sure they were even invented. Instead, I took this blanket and overlapped it with several others until it made a ‘bed roll.’ I put this cocoon of blankets on a canvas cot and spent a sleepless night tossing and turning! That experience did not dampen my enthusiasm for camping, thankfully!