Plus: Yes, we have no bananas (redux); the tropical plant craze; and an old-fashioned adventure story
I wasn’t an outdoorsy child. I didn’t like being too hot or too cold or too itchy, and going outside puts you at risk for all those things.
The author as a young girl, in Christmas tights and tropical-plant shorts.
However, this seems unfair to my younger self. I did like building forts and burying treasure and playing under the bridge down the road, whic…