Parents, Don’t let them “Leave!”

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The other day I almost squashed a neighbor’s kid. There’s nothing more fun than a great big pile of autumn leaves for jumping into. Grownups would do it too, if nobody were looking. But nobody looking is the problem. Those piles are often in the street and kids don’t realize drivers can’s see them under the leaves. More than one child has been driven over when they think they are only playing hide ‘n seek under a mountain of soft, golden fall foliage. Parents, keep an eye on your “leaving” kids.

Contributed by
Autumn Pyles & Kiddie B. Kawshus

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Walt Pickut
Walt Pickut’s writing career began with publishing medical research in1971 while working at the Jersey City Medical Center and the NYU Hospital and School of Medicine. Walt holds board registries in respiratory care and sleep technology as well as bachelor's degrees in biology and communication, and a master's degrees in physiology from Fairleigh-Dickinson University in New Jersey, with additional graduate work in mass communication completed at SUNY Amherst. He currently teaches Presentational Speaking in the Houghton College PACE program at JCC and holds memberships in the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Society of Business Publication Editors. He lives in Jamestown with his wife Nancy, an MSW social worker, and has three children: Dr. Cait Lamberton in Pittsburgh, Bill Pickut, a marketing executive in Chicago, and Rev. Matt Pickut in Plymouth, IN.