I live in a magical neighborhood that is called The Cedars. Within a few minutes’ walk of a major county road and the stores, traffic, restaurants and the general hustle bustle that goes along with that, The Cedars is a place that children roam the streets day and night, turkeys, fox, squirrels and deer usually outnumber the people who live there and caravans of vehicles drop off children to trick or treat on Halloween. It’s like a slice of rural American wedge into a corner of suburbia. Every year at this time, we all get together and throw a block party that includes parades, bikes, scooters, skateboards, made to order hot dogs and hamburgers, tables of salads, a dessert contest, a visit by the local fire department and tours of their fire engine, a DJ, live bands, all sorts of things to drink and, to top it off, a visit by an ice cream truck with free ice cream!!!
Tomorrow is block party day and I’m going to make my Friday flashback a photo that captures the spirit of our local celebration. I call this one, The Best Hot Dog Ever.
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Caldwell, New Jersey