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Grandma’s Tree

October 2, 2018

My grandmother passed away in 1991. As part of her will, she left $100 to each of her grandchildren. I used my $100 to buy a Pin Oak sapling from Wannamakers in Downers Grove, IL. During a routine trimming of the tree in 2016, I noticed a branch that was fairly straight and had a slight curve at the end of it. I let it cure over winter not sure what I would use it for, but it had character so I kept it. In the spring of 2017, I realized it would make a good cane for my 86 year old father. I removed the bark, sanded it and put a coat of varnish on it and gave it to him for Fathers Day. I told him it came from the tree in my yard which was bought with the $100 his mother had given me. He was very pleased and I appreciate the connection that was made through the tree to his mother. 

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