It is just about the time people see the pink erasers return to the shelves in bulk — by the way, isn’t that a cheerful sight, pink erasers in bulk — that they start asking each other where the summer went. And, moreover, why the family vacation didn’t materialize. School is set to start up again in a few weeks, but there’s still time to do that weekend away and there are still packages that keep kid’s play in mind, one south and one north. Ready to pack the wagon? Does anyone say that anymore? Are we living in a retro dream of pink erasers and inflatable toys tied to wagon tops? Perhaps, but it is a good dream. Onto the packages…

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