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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

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

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

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

The Climbing Tree

Victoria
L

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

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

Nature's Healing Power

Jeanie
Z

December 29, 2015. Received the call that my father had passed away, never fully recovering from open-heart surgery. We had lost mom the previous year due to Alzheimer's.

Memorial/Tribute Tree
October 15, 2018

My tree

Henry
S

 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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