Well, it is that time of the year, when the leaves from trees are turning colors and also falling off the trees.

Well, it is that time of the year, when the leaves from trees are turning colors and also falling off the trees.
Now, Tina and I don't really have any trees - but our next door neighbor's yard does. It is always great to see the leaves turn colors from green to the autumn colors. And yes, some of our neighbor's leaves are blowing into our yard.
Growing up in Newtonia, I remember we had a lot of trees. Usually on a a Saturday or Sunday afternoon, Mom and Dad would get Greg and myself outside to help with raking the leaves into piles and eventually into the ditch where we would set them afire. Prior to the leaves being burnt, Greg and I would jump into the leaves playing 'Hide and Go Seek.' Those were the days.
When it was time to set the leaves afire, we would cook hot dogs over the open flame and in some cases even marshmallows. I particularity didn't like hot dogs back then, but there is something about cooking them over an open flame. Kind of reminds me of a baseball game and eating a hot dog.
It would take us a good couple of days to rake the leaves and hoping that there was no wind to re-blow the piles of leaves.
I have seen some of the residents in Neosho starting to rake their leaves or even mulch them. I probably will be mulching the leaves that we have in our yard. But remember before you set the leaves on fire, make sure that we are not under a burn ban.

Well I am about a week late, but kudos to the Houston Astros for their World Series win. Now, I am a huge St. Louis Cardinal fan, Tina is a Astros fan, but I was rooting for the Astros in this series. I can not stand the L.A. Dodgers, never had even in the 1980s. After their win, I was in Joplin at the mall and wanted to get a World Series banner for Tina. I went to a couple of places and one place actually said, "we don't have that because the Astros were the underdog." Well, I then asked, "why do you have the L.A. Dodgers items?" He never gave me an answer, so I will not go back there again.






Todd G. Higdon is the managing editor and writes a weekly column. He can be reached at thigdon@ neoshodailynews.com.