Thursday, August 5, 2010

Idaho Hospitality

When your dear sweet friend
thoughtfully and lovingly sends her teenage son to your house for some country fun,
there are several rules of hospitality you may need to follow:

First, make sure your shy and unsocialized children welcome him into the family.
 
 

“Affection does not beget weakness, nor is it effeminate for a brother to be firmly attached to a sister.  Such a boy will make a noble and brave man.”  - The Golden Gems of Life

Second, allow him to blow up what ever he wants, 
shoot whatever he wants,
and eat as much as he wants.

 
“I want to see my sons strong…to work, hunt, and to provide for themselves and others, 
and to fight if necessary.”-Johann David Wyss, the Swiss Family Robinson

Third, make him do your chores for you,
this will help him feel more at home so as to not get home sick.


 
 
“The vast majority of men, in all ages and countries, must work before they can eat.  Even those who are not under the necessity, are..to adopt what is called an active pursuit of some sort..every member of a community is bound to do something for that community, in return for what he gets from it.”  - Earl of Derby to the pupils of Liverpool college

Fourth, pray that he makes it through the week.

 

"Adversity toughens manhood, and the characteristic of the good or the great man is not that he has been exempt from the evils of life, but that he has surmounted them”  -Patrick Henry

And  Lastly, introduce him to some of your backwoods friends and their hobbies.

 
“Associate yourself with men of good quality.”  -George Washington

 

“Hospitality is not defined by a large house, fine china, or fancy food. 
It is defined by the welcoming of the heart, the opening of the home,
and the extending of love to every guest.”
  -The Blessings of Family and Home

 


2 comments:

Gina said...

Julianne, I JUST saw this blog entry!! You do realize that now ALL of your friends with teenage boys are going to send them to you for a week?! Thank you sooo much for loving our boy! We are tremendously grateful! :)

~ Being Woven said...

Oh, how wonderful!! A made to make me smile post!! I love the quote below each picture too. Looks like you and your family and friends surely made him feel welcome.
loving you, ~ linda