When anyone thinks about camouflage hunters and the military come to mind instantly.  Often no one thinks about the chameleon. However, it never occurs to anyone that the word could be used another way.  I was watching an old “Leave it to Beaver,” when June, the mother, was talking to the Beaver about Wally’s friend Eddie Haskell.  In the series, Eddie is obnoxious.  He is also somewhat of a bully, a sore loser and a coward.  One day his parents were going out of town, Mr. Haskell called Ward Cleaver, the dad, to ask if they would invite Eddie over as he knew his son was afraid to be home alone. Beaver and June were discussing Eddie.  The Beave pointed out that Eddie was always pushing him around unless he needed a favor.  He also said he was a ‘chicken’ about many things.  June said that the trouble with Eddie was that you couldn’t figure out anything about him as you could never see his true self.  She said he camouflaged himself.  I loved that statement.  Many people do hide their true selves.  If an event occurs they camouflage themselves as much as possible.  Although, once in a while they allow their true self to appear and it is generally never attractive.  Many people hide behind their work so no can know who they really are.  Someone like Eddie projects himself as a known it all who believes everyone likes him.  However, the real true is that no one ever does.  One time he thought a girl liked him until he accidentally overheard her and her friends making fun of him.  This is how the character is on the show, but there are many people who are exactly like Eddie.  Do you know anyone who hides behind camouflage? The Good Gus Series is available online at Kindle, Nook and Waterstones. Hard copies, personally autographed, are available through our website www.goodgusbooks.com along with past blogs for your reading enjoyment. Now available audio and videos for the Good Gus series on YouTube! Digitizing for all the books are available now on YouTube! “Misplaced Trust” is now available on Amazon in e-book form. It is also available digitally at www.misplacedtrustbook.com. If you are thinking of a Will or a Living Trust, “Misplaced Trust” will give you the information you need to make an informed decision.

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