Throwback Thursdays - Tame Those Fall Leaves!

Fall is in the air....and leaves are hitting the ground; gutters need cleaning and lawns need raking.

This Throwback Thursday picture dates back to around 1980, when my daughter Susan (on the left) and two neighbor friends loved to help me tame the leaves at our  San Carlos home.

Their favorite part: I'd pick the girls up, one at a time, stand them in the trash can and they would have a turn being the "leaf stomper!"

Happy times!Raking leaves - a fun task for little ones!

It just goes to show, an important job can be a fun one.

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Lottie Kendall, Realtor®

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Comment balloon 22 commentsLottie Kendall • October 16 2014 10:57AM

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Lottie - What a great photo of raking up the leaves and seeing how much fun everyone had stomping on them.  Loved the photo!

Posted by Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale www.TahoeLauraLuxuryHomes.com, Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers (Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260) almost 4 years ago

Lottie-That's a fun way to get the kids involved outdoors. A very sweet memory indeed.

Posted by Whitney Watson (First Heritage Mortgage) almost 4 years ago

I like the idea of an official leaf stomper! I may have to steal that one in a few years when my little guy is old enough to help.

Posted by Donny Carter, Mountain Maryland Real Estate Expert (Carter & Roque Real Estate) almost 4 years ago

The girls sure do look happy wish proves that you make an important job a fun job... good for you Lottie...

Posted by Richard and Beth Witt, Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940 (Long Island Cash Home Buyer) almost 4 years ago

Lottie, An adorable photo ... and great memories.  I opened my garage door yesterday and was greeted by a large pile of leaves.  I am amazed at how the wind will blow them and then they obediently stay in a pile. 

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) almost 4 years ago

Hello friends -- the girls thought they were playing; I knew we were getting a job done - "leaf stomping" was an annual treat for many years.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Francisco and the Silicon Valley (Pacific Union International) almost 4 years ago

Lottie~ Can remember raking all the leaves in our backyard in to a giant pile and then jumping off the swingset in to the pile. Those were the days!

Posted by Donna Foerster, Metro Denver Real Estate Agent (HomeSmart Realty Group) almost 4 years ago

That sounds like something I would have loved to do, Donna Foerster!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Francisco and the Silicon Valley (Pacific Union International) almost 4 years ago

Good evening Lottie. I can remember doing something similar with my kids. Gee how time flies...

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) almost 4 years ago

Good morning Lottie. It is that time of year in New England. We are looks to find a bunch of kids to help out this year, any suggestions?

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) almost 4 years ago

Thanks for sharing!  It does pull memories of lots of childhood silliness.  Have a great day!

Posted by Karen Mathers - Vero Beach FL, When it Matters, Choose Mathers! 772-532-3221 (Keller Williams Vero Beach) almost 4 years ago

Hi Michael Thornton - I wouldn't want to do that again--I love living in a condo now -- but it surely was fun then!

Joe Petrowsky - get creative--think of Tom Sawyer and his fence-painting gig!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Francisco and the Silicon Valley (Pacific Union International) almost 4 years ago

Hi Karen Mathers - YOUR Vero Beach Realtor - fun times!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Francisco and the Silicon Valley (Pacific Union International) almost 4 years ago

How fun that you were able to turn a task into something fun. I am sure that is the coveted position being a leaf stomper.

Posted by Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate - Arbor Real Estate (Arbor Real Estate) almost 4 years ago

I remember the "leaf stomper" tasks as being a lot of fun for all of us, Sharon Paxson 

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Francisco and the Silicon Valley (Pacific Union International) almost 4 years ago

Lottie - that picture holds great memories for you.  A job can be fun when it is turned into an activity and it get finished much faster.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) almost 4 years ago

You've got it, Grant Schneider - we had fun getting that task done every fall.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Francisco and the Silicon Valley (Pacific Union International) almost 4 years ago

We had a large family and many kids in the neighborhood. Your post makes me think back when all the kids would get together and create huge piles of leaves. We would run jump and hide in them all day long. Of course mom and dad were happy to see that a lot of it was done for them...but...done in a fun way...just like you said.

Posted by Wayne Goss, THE MYSTERY MAN (Keller Williams) almost 4 years ago

Hello Wayne Goss - isn't that the truth? Work doesn't have to be unpleasant; it's OK to find ways to make it fun!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Francisco and the Silicon Valley (Pacific Union International) almost 4 years ago

Great pic! I remember doing the same thing with my sisters when we were little.

Posted by Chris and Maria Jeantet, Redding CA Real Estate Couple (Coldwell Banker C&C Properties) almost 4 years ago

Lottie, I remember doing the very same thing in a slightly smaller version of that trash can. And of course we had to have some fun playing in the leaves before we raked them up .

Posted by Nancy Laswick, Your REALTOR® For The Valley Of The Sun (United Real Estate) almost 4 years ago

Leaf stomper, sounds like the best job ever for a youngster, they look like they are having so much fun, so glad that you captured the moment and preserved it for all time on active rain.

 

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities) almost 4 years ago

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