Making the most of it



  Fred Barnard Illustration for    Charles Dickens   's “Cricket on the Hearth.

Fred Barnard Illustration for Charles Dickens's “Cricket on the Hearth.

"September days have the warmth of summer in their briefer hours, but in their lengthening evenings a prophetic breath of autumn.  The cricket chirps in the noontide, making the most of what remains of his brief life. ‘‘

— “September Days,’’ by the late Vermont writer Rowland E. Robinson