Missy Conrad grew up half a mile from school – walking distance, though she preferred to run. Running meant having time in the woods between her home and school, time to climb trees, to pretend she was a Native American, to imagine she was riding a horse.
With five younger siblings and a mother who worked, Missy found refuge in “the magical tangle of woods,” a place not only to play, but to be alone in nature, where she could become the Lone Ranger one day, the Cisco Kid the next.
The Westchester County, N.Y., woods that defined Missy’s childhood are gone …read more
Source: Huffington Post Green