|From Liberty Magazine, October 1946|
Ah October! The best - or at least one of the best - months of the year. At least it's one of my favorites.
And if you live in New England, it's certainly the most colorful of months - and right smack dab in the middle of my favorite season: Autumn! It's also the shortest season - since I only count when the leaves have erupted in full color, my favorite season lasts only a few weeks. Anything before that is "late summer" and anything after that is "early winter."
But for now, I look forward to enjoying the shushing of leaves, the smell of wood smoke in the air, the taste of a warm cup of apple cider by the fire. And I'll look forward to not one, not two, but three operating sessions during this busy month. After all, it's always Autumn on the Valley Line.