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  1. Deborah A Weatherston
    Deborah A Weatherston August 26, 2022 at 12:34 pm | | Reply

    The children’s recorded voices are so charming and take me back to when my own kids were that age – what a wonderful way to capture what they sounded like, how they breathed, what they thought about, how they played with each other, what they thought the future might be like for them. Thanks, Erica, Debbie

  2. Rick
    Rick August 26, 2022 at 9:53 pm | | Reply

    I grew up playing kick the can in an old graveyard near a small lake. We used to climb two giant boulders nearby, in an abandoned quarry. We called then Jupiter and Mars. I loved hearing your whispered hiding-place strategy, the frank difficulties of being a seeker, and the aspiring farrier feeling the pull of family history… such gorgeous reasoning, insights and sincerity. This is the first piece of yours I ever heard and I was so psyched to hear kids voices on the radio and their lives being taken seriously… Honestly, I was thinking about this exact show just the other day when I was talking with a friend about youth radio. What a treat to revisit the kids of Hospital Hill.

  3. Connie Keresey
    Connie Keresey August 27, 2022 at 9:55 am | | Reply

    Thank you so much for this heartwarming piece which brings back such nostalgia and memories of the rules of play for a lil girl in a neighborhood of kids in the Berkshires.
    Oh those games, the excitement and fear.
    I go back to the eyes of the innocents who took in so much of our grown ups lives.

    And then, my kids roaming the hills of Woodbury in packs, with sticks and tricks.

    August is a strange month full of farewells and the delight of a summer well lived and loved.

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