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Under the Shade

Melanie
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Although you would not see this very often anymore in the Chicago suburbs, I grew up with two apple trees in the parkway of my childhood home.

Childhood
October 22, 2018

Nostalgic Lights

Lana
F

My aunt used to visit annually at Christmas, and she, my mother, my sister, and I would pile up in our Ford Fairlane station wagon and cruise the streets at night during her visit in search of Chri

Holiday
October 18, 2018

No Trees for Christmas

Luanne
P

While growing up, Christmas in my family, no matter how old I was, always entailed a night service at church, a ride home from church in the car with the whole family singing hymns, and sipping hot

Holiday
October 18, 2018

The Climbing Tree

Victoria
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The cornerstone of every successful childhood is a really amazing tree. For me, growing up in Naperville, it was the weeping willow across the yards behind my house.

Childhood
October 17, 2018

My Refuge

Janet
H

     I grew up in Norwood Park on Chicago's Northwest side. We lived three houses down from the Park District. Close to the fieldhouse was a clump of smaller trees.

Childhood
October 17, 2018

My Grandpa Tree

Karen
V

When I was five years old, my grandpa and I got a little twig in a paper cup from McDonald's on Earth Day.

Memorial/Tribute Tree
October 17, 2018

A Gem of a Tree

Diane
M

Many years ago when I was a child growing up in Detroit, all of our family pictures were taken in front of the enormous oak tree in our backyard.

Childhood
October 16, 2018

My tree

Henry
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 I have a small tree in my frontyard. My tree is not that old but in spring we trim it. I really like puting decorations on the tree on Chistmas.

Childhood
October 15, 2018

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