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Childhood

Swingers of Willows

Nancy
P

I grew up in Lansing, Illinois, a southeastern suburb of Chicago.  When I was two years old, we moved into a pre-World War II house with a double lot that had older, established trees and a pa

Childhood
November 22, 2018

A tree is a playground

Pamela
C

Growing up we had more than one horse chestnut tree around our block on the northwest side of Chicago. As kids, we liked to collect the chestnuts when they fell in their prickly green covers.

Childhood
November 13, 2018

Secrets

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

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

Growing up

Terry
F

We were both city people. My husband and I grew up in New York and you had to take a substancial drive in order to really commune with nature.

Childhood
October 23, 2018

Under the Shade

Melanie
H

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

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

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