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My Tribe In The Media

In this case, I'm talking about New Englanders. I am deeply in love with this Newsweek article -- it spoke to my New Englandy little soul. (Though I do find autumn leaves very pretty; but I've also had the distinct non-joy of being sent out to rake them. And the maple syrup candy is never as good as you think it's going to be.)

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elliska
Oct. 7th, 2009 12:08 pm (UTC)
Hehe. This definitely appeals to the cynic in me (my fav line was 'just buy the candy and go.' Yep, I hate small talk too).

But, if you have grown up someplace where you did see seasons, move someplace where you never see Fall colors (or any season other than hot/less hot) and you will miss the cycle of life. My cousins, raised in FL, think I'm nutz to want to see crisp football weather (much less snow). But I happily raked my mother-in-law and sister-in-law's lawns last year when I visited during Fall. The smell of the leaves conjures up all sorts of family/home feelings that I love and miss.

(I will still take a pass on shoveling snow though!)
frenchpony
Oct. 7th, 2009 12:59 pm (UTC)
I have done my share of snow shoveling! One of the things I love about rental apartment living is looking out my window and watching the janitor shovel the sidewalk.

my fav line was 'just buy the candy and go.' Yep, I hate small talk too

I gave a deep, satisfied sigh of recognition at that.
meggins
Oct. 8th, 2009 10:21 pm (UTC)
Are all the gawkers gone before the leaves fall? If not, I'd recommend sings like

Rake authenic autumn leaves. Only $5.00/hour.

Sure, most of them would do a lousy job and probably stop way before the hour was over, but it might help somewhat.

It's funny. I liked to rake leaves when I was a child. (And, yes, we had a dog, even a bunny, who liked to leap into and scatter the leaves.) Perhaps because my mother did more of the work than I realized. Also perhaps because we always raked them into the same spot where, because this was back in the day, we then had mini-bonfires and a glorious garden in the spring.

My husband has been known to mow leaves and call it "mulching."
frenchpony
Oct. 9th, 2009 02:37 am (UTC)
Rake authenic autumn leaves. Only $5.00/hour.

You, madam, are made of awesome.
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