Playing water games can be a fun and effective way to beat the heat when summer temperatures start to rise. They are also a great way to keep kids busy and entertained!Not sure where to start? Never
Last of the Autumn Leaves in Tappan
When a Marcel Proust character took a bite of a madeleine, the taste took him back to his childhood for the next three hundred pages. For me, it's the smell of burning leaves. Every once in a while, I'll get a whiff, but because of anti-pollution laws, that ever-present autumnal odor is long gone. I know that it's really a good thing- we don't need anything else fouling up the air unnecessarily, but still... The highway department does a great job sucking up the roadside leaf piles with their huge vacuum machine, but I doubt if today's kids will remember that as fondly as I remember a bit of smoke.
I have been a resident of Tappan for forty years, and still live in the 1860 Italianate Victorian house my wife Jean and I bought all those years ago. I have always been active in the community, inclu....