Mar 12, 2013

Me and Mom 1979

Mom and I standing in a side yard of our house.

I was looking in the background and I am pretty sure that that barn burned down a few years ago.

Our House 1989

The yard looks nothing like this today.

I can remember planting all these trees as saplings.
As we would dig the holes and water the little trees Dad would try to get us to imagine our kids playing in a forest of a front yard

I would try to imagine it and I can remember being a little jealous because they would enjoy climbing in trees that I could, would a did run over with the lawn mower.

Now all but one of my kids are married and I did enjoy my kids playing in these trees.
It was a source of leaves for school projects, a canopy from the Sun and fun for them to climb and hide in.

Better than I ever imagined as a kid.

Thanks Dad for letting (making) me help plant these trees.

Ps.  Can I have the ones that are dead for firewood?

Mar 7, 2013

Chad 1973

Chad on Lexington Ave. February 1973.