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[Kid] The BC
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My friend is a rather old-fashioned woman, quite proper and elegant, especially in her speech. She was planning a winter vacation in Florida for two weeks, so she wrote to a local campground for reservations. She didn't quite know how to ask about the bathroom facilities, but wanted to be sure it was fully equipped. She just could not bring herself to write the word "toilet" in her letter. After much deliberation, she thought of the old words, "bathroom commode", but when she wrote it down she thought it was being a little too forward. She tore it up, started all over again, rewrote the entire letter, and referred to the bathroom commode as the "B.C." "Does the camp have it's own B.C.?" is what she actually wrote.

The campground owner received her letter, but he could not figure out what she was talking about. The "B.C." business really stumped him. After a while he showed the letter to some of the campers, but no one came up with an answer. After much deliberation, the owner decided that she must be asking about the location of the local Baptist Church, so he wrote the following reply:

Dear Madam,

I regret very much the delay in answering your letter, but I now take the pleasure of informing you that a B.C. is located nine miles north of the campgrounds. It is capable of seating 250 people at one time. I will admit it is quite a distance away if you are in the habit of going regularly, but no doubt you will be pleased to know that a great number of people take lunches along and make a day of it. They arrive early and stay late. The last time my wife and I went was six years ago and it was so crowded we had to stand the whole time we were there. Right now there is a supper planned to raise money for more seats. It will be held in the basement of the B.C. I would like to say it pains me greatly not to able to go more regularly, but it is certainly not for the lack of desire on my part. As we grow older, it seems to be more of an effort, particularly in the cold weather. If you decide to come to our campgrounds, perhaps I could go with you the first time you go, sit with you and introduce you to all the other folks. Remember, this is a friendly community. We're all looking forward to seeing you.

Sincerely,
The Management
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