Thursday, February 03, 2011

N.J. Is for Nannies

Even this year's winter wonderland isn't immune from . . . lawyers:
It's one of the simple, most wonderful pleasures of life: zooming down a snow-covered hill just fast enough for a touch of fear to quicken your pulse. Maybe it's a solo run. Maybe you're clinging to a loved one as you tear down the hill tandem. Surely, sledding is one of those things that makes it worth toughing it out and living in New Jersey when sunnier climes often beckon. . .

But more and more, we found, the hills that have thrilled generations of sledders are now closed.

Lawsuits filed by injured sledders, it seems, have struck fear in the hearts of municipal and county government officials, prompting them to simply ban sledding at some of the state's erstwhile sledding meccas. . . [S]ome of the best sledding hills in the state sit snow covered and silent.
(via Moonbattery)

1 comment:

OBloodyHell said...

... and thus another of childhood's greatest pleasures, along with the merry-go-round, the diving board, and the swing join Halloween and trick-or-treat in the Hall of Childhood's Pleasures No Longer.

Thanks, Mr. Edwards!