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Eleanore
T

Once upon a time there was a young girl who loved her grandmother's back yard. It was filled with many white pine trees. The one next to the school parking lot somehow beckoned to her.

Childhood
October 27, 2018

The Face on the Tree

Edward
W

My wife and I went to visit our kids in their new home in Downers Grove. They had a big yard and quite a few good-sized trees. One tree caught my eye, about 20 feet from the house.

October 27, 2018

Tree Roots

Susan
J

When I was a young girl--until I reached college-age and headed to the Midwest--I lived in Pennsylvania. Penn’s Woods, my mom taught me.

Childhood
October 25, 2018

Beautiful Seasons

Theresa
S

My late husband, Dan, and l loved this tree. It sits in our front yard and was probably planted when the house was built, 1957. It’s the largest magnolia I’ve seen in this area.

Family
October 24, 2018

Doris

Jessica
T

My grandma died on a bright December day, right after a thick snowfall. As ready as she was, the living were not.

Family
October 24, 2018

My Childhood Tree

Mike
D

I grew up in Quincy, IL and when you reach the 4th grade, on Arbor Day, each child is presented with a tree to take home and plant in their family's yard.

Arbor Day
October 23, 2018

Catalpa

Bea
F

Along her quiet street in Steger, Illinois, Grandma Yushkevich had her own mini farm to feed her eight children. The strawberry patch had its own picket fence to protect her tiny sweet gems.

Childhood
October 23, 2018

My Lifeline

Catherine
M

A lot of women who get diagnosed with breast cancer put on their warrior boots and collect their warrior friends to fight the fight and I honor them for their journeys.

Family
October 23, 2018

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