The Maintenance boys are at it again, and this time they have come up with an automatic leaf collector. Gone are the days when little piles were raked together in odd corners to sit until somebody came around with a burlap bag.
Now a shiny now contraption that looks like a cross between an electric lawnmower and the Wright Brothers' first airplane moves smoothly along over the elm covered lawn of the Yard scooping leaves as it goes. Creation of a vacuum is the principle by which the machine operates. A large roller is turned, creating a fine vacuum and whoosh!--all the leaves are in the basket.