"Two things I know that are not loud in town today are roosters and cows. In the mornings it used to be Grandpa's and Everett Knapp's roosters crowing to my south, and the cows mooing to my north. I used to go down to the barn and hear the old mother sow and all her little piglets. These are sounds that I take with me my whole life. You think nothing of it when it's happening to you, but when somebody says something, it can bring back so many memories ... like sitting on the stone wall fence in front of my grandparents' house. Gram would make us a big bowl of soap and water, we'd get out our bubble pipes, and sit on the fence and blow bubbles.
To read more about what life was like from the 1920s-70s in this bucolic town in Westchester, New York, follow the bubbles to PoundRidgePast.com.
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