By Gail Lelyveld
February 7, 2013
I come from a small town in Massachusetts. I have heard from my former next store neighbor that the places in the woods where we used to play have been all built up. The rock we used to climb and slide down and play Cowboys and Indians around is now in somebody's backyard. The field we use to play in is part of a housing development. We need someplace to go where it is not so civilized. Finally I enjoyed going to various parks around Washington, DC for the yearly thanks to monthly donors. Last year the trip caused me to volunteer to work at Fort McHenry during the opening weekend of the War of 1812 commemorations. I really enjoyed that too.