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The bathing beaches are closed.
Where children's laughter echoed yesterday, there is silence.
Children prepare to return to school, memories of Johnson City, New York field days and last night's fireworks still fresh in their minds.
While only yesterday it was summer, today, it is fall. Not on the calendar, not according to the weather, but in our minds.
And with that, I begin a week of flashbacks.
Some blogging experts recommend you occasionally rerun old posts. Tomorrow begins the fifth anniversary of Tropical Storm Lee, a storm that came several days after another tropical storm, Irene. Between the two storms, many areas of upstate New York flooded. My neighborhood was one of them.
For the next week, my blog will be in "flashback mode" as I relive the events of five years ago for my new readers.
To know where you are going, you must know where you've been. I hope you will join me on this ride, starting tomorrow.