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    beacause Wolph33 of the forum posted a country home picture for the board

    THE BIRCH TREE
    © Vickey Stamps 9-20-12

    A burgundy-reddish Paint, lay heavy and new, on the old building
    that sat nearby. The building was partly under and beneath an
    old birch tree. A thick coating of white, high-lighted the building
    on its entrance and on its trellis and four-squared window.

    An empty pot waited for the planting of itself, hoping for
    flowers with very bright colors to one day burst forth and
    lighten this place up even half, as nicely, as did the old tree.
    The table upon which it sat, seemed to lean slightly against
    the ancient tree, as if weary. Perhaps it was.

    Beside the tree, sturdy, curving legs, held up planks of wood
    for the humans to sit on and rest under its shade... A strong
    wooden surface, lay between the two benches. It had heard
    itself being called a picnic table, but thought of itself as being
    more a place of comfort. Right now, it was missing the happy
    sounds of the children and thinking that anytime now, they
    would perhaps leave the big yellow school bus that brought
    them home each day. He would wait all day to see the
    youngsters race down the road toward home. Maybe they’d
    stop and visit him for a bit.

    The old tree preened itself, thinking how lovely its red and
    yellow leaves looked spread all around him on the ground.
    Any day now, the children would, no doubt, gather them up,
    into a tall pile and throw themselves into its middle. The old
    tree could almost hear their laughter. Its roots sometimes
    did a happy dance of joy, when that happened.

    Winter would be arriving before much longer. The bite of its
    breath had already made itself felt a few times. There had
    been a long drought, but that had passed and fall had come.
    Wood was already stacked in long tidy rows, just waiting to
    warm the home of the children.

    Soon, most, if not all, of its leaves would be gone and it would
    shiver in its nakedness, as the ground grew cold. It would
    long for spring when it would again be clothed in beauty.
    For now it would count the blessings of all it was and all
    that lay around it.

    Later, the old tree would smell the fireplace, as it warmed
    the home and blew its smoke up through the chimney.
    Sometimes the smoke would stop to visit with the old tree
    for just a moment, before merging with the winter skies.
    The woods ashes would be spread in part, to enrich the soil
    and one day a garden would present itself for those in the
    home to enjoy.

    For now it would be content. Even though it was only a tre,e
    that sheltered the building, the table with the planter, the
    place of comfort and the ground beneath it all, it had always
    known it to be, a true thing…

    LIFE WAS GOOD
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    tryed twice to get pic to come up and it would not. Maybe Wolph3 will repost for you so you can understand why I wrote the story. Sorry.

    Vickey
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    here is a link to Wolph33's post inspiring this writing leaves are falling
    Nancy in western NY

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    thanks QuiltnNan. i couldn't get my copy to download. Appreciate it.
    "Greater is He that is in me, then he that is in the world"

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    loved the story an the picture. joyce j

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    another great story, saw the picture too. beautiful
    Myrna

    They say money does not buy happiness, but it buys fabric & fabric makes me happy!!

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    Great story.
    Another Phyllis
    This life is the only one you get - enjoy it before you lose it.

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    glad you all liked my story. HUGS.

    Tired tonight.

    I spent most of the day cutting out 22 doll bodies for the dolls I make for the REAL SICK kids and give away. They are 2 piece units but tall for a cloth doll and takes awhile.

    Thanks for the replies. Hugs to everyone.

    Vickey S
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    I loved your story. You have a wonderful gift.

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    Thanks so much for those words Lyncat
    "Greater is He that is in me, then he that is in the world"

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