Wednesday, February 16, 2011
This old barn, along the river, was shot a couple of months ago when there was a lot less snow cover. These days there's about 30 inches of white stuff around this small building. There's a light there for late night basketball games, but the hoop is missing. Dad put a quality hoop and a fine backboard up on our Stevens Avenue garage. What a 'monster' he created! Year round, we were like the mail. We played through driving, cold rain, heavy wet snow, biting sleet and the heat of summer. Pick-up games with friends, late night games of horse and pig in that dirt driveway, we did it all! After playing, we'd line up in Mom's kitchen, grab the cleanser in a can and wash our dirt-caked hands. We were sweaty, dirty and tired, but what fun- filled days and nights we had! And we stayed out of trouble! Probably drove the neighbors crazy, but we were safe at home.