My son loves bringing his boys “back home” (to his “home” that is) to visit Baba and Zedo and to show them the old climbing tree, the remains of a fort in a tree, the path to school and the junk yard that holds all the broken bikes, Tonka trucks and homemade go-carts of his youth. He enthralls them with stories of his childhood escapades and adventures. So I’ll let him tell you, in his own words, about that hole in the fence.
“I have decided not to fix that hole in the fence and I have given up on the grass-less dirt spot in the lawn right under the swing. They add character to our yard, but more importantly they provide entertainment for the boys (and I am sure sister will love em too). I imagine them bringing their kids over to see Baba and Zedo and telling their kids all about the “short cut” out of the yard through the hole in the fence. If I ever replace the fence I will put a half picket there to preserve the hole.”