The size 5 sterling silver Cub Scout ring sits in our curio cabinet along with a photo of Keith wearing it and a postcard from him to his Grandmother. In describing the history of the ring, Keith says:
Another of the family curios in our cabinet is a Cub Scout ring that I have owned since I was maybe 6 or 7.
It was given to me as a parting gift by my den mother of the Cub Scout pack I belonged to when we lived in Las Vegas, Nevada about 1966. Dad had received orders that would take us to Honolulu, Hawaii.
I cannot remember the details of the organization such as pack number or anything like that. I do remember our den mother was named Mrs. Regetti, that spelling is phonetic but her named rhymed with Spaghetti. She lived in a very nice house with a pool in the back. My mother told me that Mrs. Regetti’s husband was employed at one of the casinos. I do remember my Cub Scout den all piling into her convertible to go Christmas caroling.
I wore the ring when we lived in Hawaii until I outgrew it. Miraculously it did not get lost over the years like so many things like that will.
Keith’s mother managed to also save a postcard that Keith sent to his Grandmother Bullard while he was living in Hawaii. It’s postmarked July 12, 1969 and Keith talks about his activities in Boy Scouts as well as his aunt, uncle and cousins’ visit with them. He can’t imagine that his hunt and peck typing skills at the age of 10 managed to do this good of a job but he doesn’t recall who typed it for him. Keith remembers that the typewriter they used was his Grandmother Bullard’s, which she used to type her thesis in 1928 before she married. (Garee, Elizabeth, “The relation of the Oklahoma inspection bureau to cities in Oklahoma.” M.S. Thesis, University of Oklahoma, 1928.)