Tag Archives: trees

My Dad…

My dad was a hard-working farmer who loved to talk to people. I can’t remember him ever telling me in words that he loved me. Hugging was also not really done in my family. My old-fashioned Dutch dad was very … Continue reading

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Mrs. Miller…an unforgettable teacher…and another in the series on trees…

A tree can have such special meanings and purposes. You might ask what that has to do with a woman named Mrs. Miller. I have a schefflera tree sitting in my dining room which has endured. If you know me, … Continue reading

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If a tree could talk, the stories it could tell… Part 2

That old tree. It held many a child in the length of it’s years…   As long as I can remember, that towering tree spread it’s branches over us. It stood across the street from my own farmhouse. A bunch … Continue reading

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If a tree could talk, the stories it could tell…

The trees in the backyard were “clapping.” It was a very icy morning in December, when all the branches on the trees were swaying back and forth in the breeze. It was making a sound akin to someone haphazardly playing … Continue reading

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