Wooden Steps and Porches

defy reason on cold frosty days of winter. I recall my first encounter with them working as a paper boy in 1959-60. Many of the homes in my St. James neighborhood of Wallasey St. and Thompson Dr. had old-fashioned steps and porches which were an adventure to stay upright on. Probably my first fall led to a quick education about how ice coats wood in frigid temperatures. I imagine a lot of seniors and kids fell on those steps and porches in winter.

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