20 September, 2007

The Fall of Man

Autumn is, without a doubt, my favorite time of year. It's always been but I'm not really sure why. It could be the crisp air--cool, but not yet cold. Maybe it's watching the leaves change color (if you live somewhere that they do). It almost certainly has something to do with the beginning of football season. But I think deep down it just reminds me of my childhood. I am originally from New Orleans, where the seasons are 10 months of summer and 2 months of not quite winter. For about 7 years of my childhood, however (age 3 and up), we lived in Iowa. And, while I have lots of memories of that time, the best ones invariably seem to be of this time of year. I know most people view autumn as a time of things dying or, at the least, fading until spring. They don't look forward to winter and they desperately miss summer already. To me though this is the best time of year.
I'm also more of a night person. This probably says something about my personality...

8 comments:

Michigan Man said...

Well, little brother, I have to agree with you on this one. Fall is my favorite time of year as well;like you it is the crispness in the air, trips to the Cider Mills, the awesome nueclear explosion of color, especially here in Michigan remind me of days gone by. Mostly of hunting with Grandpa in Traverse City as a youth, flannel shirts and those fall blue skys. It is also my birthday month, but most importantly footbal and Thanksgiving. Too few people even recognize Thanksgiving anymore. I guess we as a Nation no longer have anything to be thankful for. I can think of plenty things to be thankful for.... you being one of them. Hope you know I'm just having some fun ripping on you, on some of your blogs. I am impressed that I haven't gotten any sharp retorts back.Oh, one more thing...the smell of burning wood (in fireplaces) and leaves are always true signs that fall is here.Damn, gonna have to go watch "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" now. Peace out--Chuck

John Ward said...

Hey,

Given that your cousin and I live very close to TVA's nuclear power plant; I'd like to ask that you please refrain from using such terms as 'nuclear explosion of color'. Just not cool, man. Not cool.

cherigrace said...

I agree with my cousins as well! (yeah, he has a lot of cousins, doesn't he?) Fall is my favorite season by far. My memories are hiking with my Dad on Signal Mountain and around Hannibal, raking leaves and happily jumping in the piles (even as a grownup) and the sights, smells and sounds that become so much clearer.
Besides, it's also baseball playoffs, and the Cubs are 2 1/2 games out in their Division!!
Love you Chuck and Sean!!
(sorry, don't know you, john ward!)

John Ward said...

Of course you don't know me. I'm the only person reading this blog who isn't part of the family... or at least it seems that way. That's okay though.

Michigan Man said...

Hey Back, FDR said " You have nothing to fear,but fear itself." I don't know how close to TVA's Nuclear plant you and my dear cousin are, but I am about 25-30 miles from Fermi II Nuclear plant in Monroe Michigan.I also live in a town with the largest Arabic population anywhere outside of the Middle East; quite a number of those have been arrested and convicted of association with terrorist groups and activities. So using the term "Nuclear explosion" holds no special fear for me.That said, no intent to offend was intended.

Michigan Man said...

Hey John, we are a very open and loving family, always ready and willing to accept a new member into the clan. So consider yourself adopted.

haonmot's woman said...

Night person!?! What do you like to do at night

haonmot's woman said...

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