Justin, who is 15 and lives in North Wildwood, N.J., began jumping into leaves last year when he decided there had to be something more rewarding in raking than sore shoulders, particularly now that burning is barred in most places. Ergo, leaf jumping, a not-so-simple game but a simply smashing way to get the neighborhood kids to help you rake your lawn.
The pile should be four to five feet deep and fluffed after each jump, says Justin. You need a runway of about 50 feet-there goes the old man's grass—and a foul line. Each jump is scored, up to a top of five, with points credited on form and the depth of entry. A flawless face-firster merits a point, a perfect Fosbury flop 1�, an impeccable single twist two and a super flip three. Sinking into the pile up to the neck is good for two points, waist-high one, and anywhere in the pile at all a half. A contestant who makes up his own dive can negotiate its worth with the judge, Justin says. You can hear those screams now, wafting out on the cool autumn air.
VERY GOOD, SIR
The London Sunday Express of Nov. 2. 1924 reported that Author P. G. Wodehouse was taking golf lessons in London. His professional? Chap named Jeeves.