All my thoughts and prayers go out to my good friend and number one Smokey Bear fan Larry Metsker. He and his wife Jan are under mandatory evacuation since yesterday from their home due to the Pollick fire in Northern California. Larry wrote this morning that the only Smokey Bear item he was able to take with him was his new Smokey Bear tattoo. I feel helpless not being able to do anything to help Larry & Jan in their time of need. I can’t imagine what they must be going through not knowing what is happing to their home and all their belongings.