With the plan all figured out, they headed back to that camperfire ring where all them folks was a circled. The plan were fer both Lem and Clara Belle to join in with the circle, but unfortunately there were only room fer Lem which left Clara Belle out in the cold in more ways than one. Pretty soon a couple of the younger kids come up and started telling jokes, then a couple of more started doin’ skits and all them folks were a laughin’ so as to bust a gut, of which there were some large ones present. That were when Lem disguised his voice and says, Say would you kids like something to eat or drink? To which they says Sure! So Lem takes the bowl of chips sittin’ near him and hands it to to his youngest, which got the free food and drinks ball, a rollin’. :)
It weren’t long afore them women were a headin’ back to their trailers and RV’s fer more food and drink, all of which them kids managed to grab up afore them folks a sittin’ around the fire could. This went on fer quite some time, and at last them kids just naturally started driftin’ off, their bellies full, a leavin’ Lem and Clara Belle to do some visitin’. Everybody said that were some of the best, if not the best entertainment they had ever had, but they just didn’t recognize any of them kids. A might bit later, Lem and Clara headed back to where they was stayin’ and where all them young’uns of theirs were a laughing at how easy it were to get all that free food.
I.M. heard that when Lem were asked what his secret was to git all them folks to provide all that free food, he just smiled and said, once folks see someone chippin’ in, they is like as not to follow and also chip in, even if they ain’t gonna get nothin’ out of it but a few laughs. Laughs which is really directed at them by everybody a standin’ and a watchin’ the goin’s ons. It’s just that them folks sittin’ round the campfire don’t know it.