Private Spaces

This challenging economy is forcing people to rediscover their yards and homes all over again and it is a great time to realize your good fortune as a Park and Leisure professional. You have some of the best-kept secrets in the world as to creating memories and spending quality time with nature. Dig in and enjoy the rest of this gorgeous winter. And while this summer you may feel the need to get a pool or new barbeque oven, or this fall you may rake each and every leaf in the yard to keep your well-manicured and groomed lawn edge just right, be sure to take the time to sit down for awhile and enjoy the solitude and peace of your home and hearth.

It is now a time to appreciate the peace and tranquility a stable home and homey yard can provide.

I wish you a safe, healthy and happy 2011 and sure hope you take the time to realize your blessings and indulge them as often as possible.

Ron Ciancutti is the Purchasing Manager for Cleveland Metroparks. He is not on Facebook, but he can be reached at

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2 comments on “Private Spaces

  1. Dan Downey on said:

    Dear Ron,

    Thanks for the nice story. Our family lives in the Beautiful Town of Grand Haven, Michigan. We are very blessed with a beautiful back yard of tall standing red pines and we love our back yard fire pit. We have lots of wonderful family memories of times spent with our four boys sitting around the fire just watching the red hot coals glow in the dark night. There is something very special about a camp fire that helps to get young men talking to their parents when otherwise we would never know what is going on inside their heads. I work in the field of recreation equipment sales with a long history of designing children’s play grounds for the commercial markets. This is how I came across your article. Thank you very much. Dan Downey

  2. Monica Perry on said:

    Your story brought tears to my eyes as i also enjoyed my family home and backyard. In the late summer I long to sit outside in the old swing and listen to the family stories and retell old ghost stories!! Thank you for taking me back to a very happy time.

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