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Childhood

My Front Yard Tree

Mary Jo
N

We moved into our house in May of 1998. Our son was seven and our triplets eight months old. When school started, we posed our oldest in front of the catalpa and took his picture.

Childhood
September 22, 2018

My Tree

Amy
F

I was in grade school.  It was Arbor Day, and they were giving out little saplings to all the students.

Childhood
September 20, 2018
large tree in front of house

The Picnic Tree

Nina
F

A good picnic spot needs two things: a good view and some shade. I have had picnics on the sides of mountains, near scenic lakes, and crowded in a car on a rainy day.

Childhood
September 20, 2018

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

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