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An afternoon of picking apples picked up my spirits

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Déjà Vu: This column was originally published in the Journal-News, a newspaper distributed in Rockland County, New York, October 22, 1990


I'm re-publishing this column as part of my online blog because apple picking season is upon us. I still believe the message is appropriate today and is an example of the activities many of us with disabilities can enjoy in the United States, and perhaps around the world.  Photos were added to this posting from my collection or the web, as noted.

Some of the organizations and programs mentioned here may have changed or no longer exist in New York State as of this writing.  I hope you find this column helpful and informative.

I have found another thing I can do from a wheelchair: pick up apples. As a boy from the Bronx, I didn't think I'd enjoy it. Boy, was I wrong!  I had so much fun. I can't wait to take the family out again next year.

We didn't plan it, we just did it on a whim. We had driven to Chester, N.Y. to visit some fr…

"What I did on my summer vacation"

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"At half time, one of the men in a wheelchair got up"

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Déjà Vu: This column was originally published in the Journal-News, a newspaper distributed in Rockland County, New York, November 19, 1990


I'm re-publishing this column as part of my online blog because football season is upon us. I still believe the message is appropriate today and remains part of the disability experience many of us still face in the United States, and perhaps around the world.  Photos were added to this posting from wikipedia, a Metlife Stadium Google image and a free disability site.

Some of the organizations and programs may have changed or no longer exist as of this writing.  I hope you find this column helpful and informative.

I saw three able-bodied men recently sitting in wheelchairs, pretending to be disabled, in order to get free and good seats at a football game.

Imagine, pretending to be disabled. Before I say more, let me describe the circumstances.

For several years, the management of the New Jersey Meadowlands sports complex has graciously provided ti…