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Childhood

One Among Many

Daugherity
S

I grew up just outside Chicagoland in southern LaSalle county, in a small town on the banks of the Vermilion river.

Childhood
May 8, 2018

Apple Tree Tag

Katherine
A
I grew up in a small town 100 miles west of Chicago. I am the youngest child of a rather large family, with four older brothers and one sister. 
 
Childhood
May 7, 2018

Poem: Catalpa

Alice
R

When I was five years old
Dad told me, “It’s a catalpa.
See its seed-pod cigars.”

There used to be
a great big tree
a great majesty.

Childhood
May 7, 2018
Seed pods of northern catalpa, Catalpa speciosa

Tree Love

Jennifer
S

There was an ash tree in the front yard of my childhood home. Although there were many trees in our yard, this tree stood alone.

Childhood
May 1, 2018

The Last of the Elms

Ann
S

Studded with galls and marked by a long, zipper-like scar, the last of seven elm trees presided massively over our front yard, sheltering generations of squirrels and at least one small human who w

Childhood
April 26, 2018

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