In the fall of 1979, I proposed to my wife at Morton Arboretum. It was a beautiful warm fall Day with the trees in full color. Attempting to locate a semi-private area was difficult because of the large attendance at the Arboretum that day. The chosen site or the one that provided the best seclusion was a pine tree that had a twisted trunk. It was a very unique looking tree. Ten years later, we took our family photo by the tree where my wife said yes and our future began. This picture provides a beautiful memory our beginning.