Lynn's Comments: In the north, we always had pork and beans on hand. This was serious "bush" cuisine. P&B accompanied most guides and trappers into the woods. It was common to hear a hunter say, "I'm goin' out with a couple of pork an' beaners" ---meaning he was going hunting with a couple of guides. My daughter Katie loved pork and beans. She liked to mash them into her plate, fire them onto the floor, and occasionally eat them. They kept her occupied. And to this day, I still call her "Beans!"
Lynn's Comments: This was another story that ignited some controversy. These kids should never have been left to fend for themselves. I was writing about my own childhood. When I was old enough to babysit and put on the dinner, I was responsible for the house and my brother after school. Times have changed!