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Way back before we moved south to Virginia, my family lived in a small bungalow in what was then a sort of suburb of Schenectady NY (now swallowed by the suburban sprawl of the past 50 years). At the time I didn't realize it, but in our backyard was an interesting geological feature -- a sand dune from the last ice age. Created along the receding ice front by winds, only a few of these dunes remain relatively undisturbed in the Albany Pine Bush. But when I was a kid it was like having a huge sand box at my disposal. And my father had a garden on it. And, from time to time, we set up my dad's old army pup tent and slept outside.
Here I was clearly taken with the older kid who was willing to sleep out for the night with me. He was the grandson of our neighbor, visiting her from his home in Brazil.
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