A Sad Time For Tappan Christmas Trees

Dated: 01/09/2014

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     It's always a little sad to see all the discarded Christmas trees lying on he side of the street.  It speaks of presents opened, good times had, and now they they are, abandoned.  If they're lucky, they will be still of service by being turned into mulch by the town highway department.  Seeing them brings back memories of long go, when as a boy I lived in a New York City housing project on Staten Island.  After Christmas, people left their trees in the vacant lot across the street, and when there was  enough of them, they were piled together and turned into a bonfire.  This home-grown tradition went on for many years until the lot was developed, and gave the trees a chance to go out in a blaze of glory. 
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Thano Schoppel

I have been a resident of Tappan for forty years, and still live in the 1860 Italianate Victorian house my wife Jean and I bought all those years ago. I have always been active in the community, inclu....

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