My love/hate relationship with trees

magnolia-tree

Tinker Lautar, a childhood friend, wrote me this morning reminding me that in the spring of 1959 our 6th grade class planted a magnolia tree at East Side Elementary in observance of Arbor Day.  (Arbor Day in Mississippi is the second Friday in February.)

I remember it like it was yesterday down to what I was wearing which was jeans with a skirt on top.  (My mother didn’t believe that women should wear

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