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April 01, 2008


Miss Chestnuts

I love this post. When I was kid in Sudbury the Conservation Commission (or some such named town committee) would close off one end of Barton Drive each spring for the annual sammy crossing. My mother would bring us to the watch the crossing which was enjoyed by a surprisingly large number of Sudbury citizens! We did not have to endure the type of carnage you describe because of the governmental protection that was provided. I am sad that this aspect of the event is a part of Emily and Elias' experience. Perhaps their crossing guard club would propose to the respective town councils a resolution calling for road closings during the annual sammy crossing! Can you imagine the response you'd get on the New York side of such a proposal?!


I must admit i have never gone salamander hunting, it sounds like a rush! Glad to see the hunting is being done properly in pajamas.

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