David’s tree story « Treewhispers: “1 DAVID’S TREE STORY.
2 Growing up in Northfield, we had two trees in the
3 front yard that were probably 50 yards apart. And my
4 father — I had two brothers. My father had the idea
5 of putting a rope high between the two trees and
6 fixing a pulley system with a rope and a round seat.
7 And then he took a — probably a one-story ladder,
8 leaned it up against the higher tree, and you could
9 take the swing up with you, put the round swing
10 between your legs and glide down between the trees.
11 And so that was our own little amusement park in the
12 front yard
13 Anyone ever get hurt?
14 No. No one ever got hurt surprisingly. We even got
15 creative in the fall. We would rake the leaves and
16 then burn them. And then of course you’d go over
17 them — not flaming, but smoldering. Do something
18 kind of daring.
19 But the trees weren’t, you know, extremely mature.
20 And now I drive by the house in Northfield and
21 they’re fortunately still there. But they’re very
23 Did you bend them?
24 No, they were quite strong when we had them. But the”
The biblically based High Holy Days begin with Rosh Hashanah and span the 10 days until Yom Kippur — the Day of Atonement.
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