For my I Remember series:
This tree’s stud still stands where it was cut. It’s still a very sad sight.
Our mahogany trees are still going strong and their shade provides a comfortable play place for Baby J now.
Have a wonderful weekend!
When the first owners of the houses in this urbanization bought their properties in the 1960’s the first thing they did was planting trees.
They planted fruit trees in their patios and in the streets. Years later those trees provided shade and breeze, and leaves of all sorts for us kids to play with. My grandfather, for example, planted four mahogany trees in front of our house, two of which had to be taken down after a hurricane because they leaned dangerously towards the house. Two remain, huge and majestic, they seem to guard the house from the rest of the street with their homey shade and soft song.
Several times neighbors have approach my mother with the intention of taking them down on account that they have to pick up the leaves from them. Because picking up leaves people, horrible stuff.
I must have been about ten when my…
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