It is difficult to realize how great a part of all that is cheerful and delightful in the recollections of our own life is associated with trees. ~Wilson Flagg
This is what I see everyday when I walk to my mailbox.
I think they are a particular type of maple, but I just
call them Jack's trees. Jack was my neighbor who set
these trees out when he moved across the street. He was
in his 70's.
At the time I thought it was a silly thing to do. After all,
he had plenty of oak trees in his yard already. Why clutter
up the yard with more trees? But according to Jack, he
loved this particular tree because it was so pretty in the fall.
He was right.
Jack is in heaven now. I'm sure of it! He left more than
beautiful trees in the fall. He left smiles on a lot of people's
faces! :-) If you were in your driveway and he walked out his
door, he would holler "Hello" such that everyone for miles
heard him. He was just that way! I miss Jack.
Jack's family misses him, too. He had lots of grandchildren.
This little tree was planted a few years ago across from my house. I can almost hear a big "Hello" when I see it!
Wouldn't it be nice to be remembered by other people by our
big "Hello" and the beautiful red maple trees we planted?
Have a wonderful Halloween!