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All About the Fringe Tree

By Sharon
November 2, 2011

It was an elusive tree. We searched all the way up and down the mountain for what seemed to be years before I finally found the Fringe Tree. I told Aunt Bett we must be on a snipe hunt.

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Name: Mary
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Feb 17, 2013 7:13 AM CST
I don't know how I missed this when it was first published. Grancy Graybeard is high on my list of trees to add to my property, and my semi-local native nursery has it listed on their website. I'll check with them and see if they really do have it in stock. If they have one, I'll get 2. Hilarious! I have 2 different locations they would probably like. The 3-gal pot is surprisingly affordable ( love my semi-local native nursery).

Sharon, I had tears in my eyes when I finished reading... As someone else said, picturing the headlong dash down the mountainside, after the surprising joy of finally finding the tree, and Aunt Bett's unhesitating agreement that you saved her life...how could there not be moist eyes with a story like that?

I am so glad you had an Aunt Bett (and a Ninna) in your life, and even more glad that you share them with us. Lovey dubby Thank you.
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Sharon
Feb 17, 2013 11:54 AM CST
And I'm so glad you might have found a Fringe Tree, Mary. They are gorgeous little trees when they are blooming.

I had a lot of 'learning' moments with those two old ladies, I'm not sure what I'd be like if I hadn't had them. I think their influence has wrapped itself around my entire life and sometimes it's almost like they are right here with me.

Thanks for reading the story and thanks for your words.
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CDsSister
Apr 16, 2013 4:18 PM CST

Sharon, when I see one of your tales on the random ideas, I cannot resist reading it.

Your ability to draw pictures of the tree, as well as your beloved family members moves mel.

Thanks again for sharing some of your wonderful childhood.

Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Apr 16, 2013 5:44 PM CST
Marilyn, thanks!

Occasionally I remember things from my childhood that weren't very wonderful, but luckily my memory holds mostly the good times. So glad you enjoy them.
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