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Puddle Jumper. Photo by Bet ZImmerman

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- by E.A. Zimmerman
Puddle Jumper.  Photo by Bet Zimmerman
There is no prim and proper way to pounce upon a puddle.”
- from Children’s Playmate by Andrea Perry.
Photo by Bet Zimmerman

When we see a big puddle, we see muddy shoes and soaked clothes, carpets to clean and cars to wash.

They see endless opportunities for mud pies to make, worms to count, bridges to build and dams to divert.

Puddles are for prancing, splashing, dipping and dousing, scooping and sloshing, romping and stomping.

Thanks to poets and children everywhere for reminding us of the true purpose of puddles. 


See the exhibit “Growing Up in Woodstock” by the Woodstock Historical Society at 523 Scenic Route 169 in Woodstock at Palmer Hall.  Opens June 6th, 1-3 p.m.  Share your favorite childhood memory.


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Originally published in the Villager newspapers on May 28, 2010


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