+ confessions of a red-headed stepchild: I just don't get it

Friday, November 19, 2004

I just don't get it

Leaf Blowing.

It is that time of year again. The time of year when people like you and I wonder what the fuck the guy with the leaf blower thinks he is doing, other than making a lot of noise. What happened to raking? Is it a lost art? I used to rake. I would rake the leaves into piles. I would jump into the piles and then bag them. I remember the blisters I used to get from raking between the index finger and thumb. Is the rake getting decommissioned?