A young girl playing in a colorful wooden sandbox with colorful shovels.
The best sandboxes are comfortable.

Where I’m from, a sandbox defined your economic status.

And non of the children cared.

Kathy LaFollett
3 min readSep 20, 2023

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A tractor tire laying flat on leveled turf under a young maple tree. The tree is older than me, so it’s enormous. Being seven most everything is enormous. My sisters are younger and smaller. Kimmy the littlest, stands next to Cindy the middlest, watching dad fill the tractor tire with new brown sand. I’m helping him…

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