Can you resist a pile of Autumn leaves?

Can you resist a pile of Autumn leaves?

Frank couldn’t resist the fresh pile of leaves…🙂  And neither can I.  I read an article the other day about how dangerous it is to let you kids play in leaves and I was totally dumbfounded.  I mean are we such a gullible bunch of pansies that we are going to believe something as innocent and fun as leaves are now dangerous?  When did humans become so fragile?  I mean seriously.  I spent many Autumns going up and down the neighborhood street raking yards for free just so I could collect the neighbors leaves and create the largest pile of leaves (probably world record setting) in my backyard.  We would then proceed to jump out of our treehouse into it.  I must confess though – leaves do not leave much padding.

I go back earlier to when I was randomly in the newspaper (Deseret News) as a child because a reporter took my image as a romped through a pile of leaves at the park.  Apparently I knew there was a snow storm in the forecast and that I was getting in my last fall fun.  I didn’t watch the news or read the paper – I don’t even think I could read at that age.  My point is I never died – I might have gotten sick, but none can prove it was from leaves and if it was – I DO NOT CARE.

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