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Carwen*Angel July 2nd, 2013 12:13 PM

Campfires
 
Ever had one or attended one in the summer?

(Whether while out camping or at a get-together of some sort)

What stories and songs were shared? What was your experience? Is there something primal and powerful about gathering together by a campfire?

Amaranth Dhanya July 2nd, 2013 01:36 PM

Re: Campfires
 
Not since I was a teen doing camping trips with my church group.

We sang "kumbaya" and the "sipping cider" song and others and told spooky stories and did smores.

It was fun, innocent. I miss hearing spooky stories and talking about snipe hunts and fun stuff like that.

Mitra Shonu July 2nd, 2013 03:45 PM

Re: Campfires
 
No...I've never experienced the joys of a campfire...:(

Earthy.Mama July 2nd, 2013 05:14 PM

Re: Campfires
 
We have a fire all the time. We have about 7 fire pits on our land right now. We love campfires. There is something primeval about them that I love ♥

Kiam July 2nd, 2013 06:44 PM

Re: Campfires
 
Only once, on grade 5 school camp.
From memory we made damper and billy tea and sang Waltzing Matilda.

I live in a high bushfire risk area, so any outdoor fire in summer is a huge no-no.

oceanwaves July 2nd, 2013 06:58 PM

Re: Campfires
 
I'm scared of fire, so I have to sit very far back to not freak out. Sadly I have had bad experiences but I am hoping one day to make a clean start.

Carwen*Angel July 3rd, 2013 08:35 AM

Re: Campfires
 
7 fire pits Jackie! I would love that!

-LovingLife- July 3rd, 2013 12:59 PM

Re: Campfires
 
We have a fire pit in our backyard but we only use it during the cooler months. Where I live it feels like we get a week or so of spring and autumn, then maybe 3 months of winter, and the rest of the year is HOT HOT HOT. Seriously the other day it was 118 outside! Yes that was during the day but night is still very hot in the full swing of summer, anywhere from 85-100. So while I really love campfires, it is too hot to do it in the summer here.

MidnightMaiden July 4th, 2013 08:46 PM

Re: Campfires
 
I grew up with fires and figured all families enjoyed them :lol:

I love, love, love them. Unfortunately we live within the city too much to enjoy them here, which I absolutely cannot stand.

We had a lot as a kid, living out in the country and it was always such fun. Marshmallows and hot dogs!!

I miss it now :(


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