We never cooked hot dogs on sticks over a campfire. We were much more civilized than that. We cooked them on a grate over campfires. We did, however, cook them on sharpened sticks over bonfires on the beach. When I was a kid we’d have these bonfires at least twice a month at Smith Point, in Milford, Connecticut. We weren’t supposed to be there, and we weren’t supposed to have bonfires, but we were and we did anyway.