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24 April 1996

Play Ball

Someone--or, more likely, some committee--has put up signs throughout the neighborhood admonishing the kids that there shall be "NO BALL GAMES." The kids, of course, ignore them.

A friend theorizes that the signs are there to make the children's play experiences more enjoyable. Since the slanted lots of pitted asphalt and broken paving stones is such a miserable place to play, at least the kids have the small pleasure of breaking silly rules.

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