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Letter From the Editor

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Just before I sat down to write this letter to you, I was doing my usual griping about the too-long nights and the too-cold days. Instead of the murmurs of agreement I usually hear when bashing Long Island’s winter weather, my acquaintance asked me a question.

“Would you have anything to look forward to if we had summer-like weather all year?” she wondered. My first response was, “I’d look forward to being on the boat almost every day,” but then I thought more about the question behind her question. Would we value our wonderful summers so much if we didn’t have to first endure such excruciating winters?

Never having lived in an area that experiences endless summers, I have no first-hand knowledge of whether I’d greet a string of sunny, warm days with a “ho-hum” expression. However, being quite familiar with winters that never seem to end, I know that I hail every summer with a boisterous “hooray!” I never want to waste a day that I could spend boating; I look forward to weekends from May through September with extra fervor.

What about you? Do you believe that most of us around here value our amazing summers more because we have to slog through such grueling winters first?



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