On April 12,1987 I lost my best friend. She was a senior in high school and I was a junior… it was the worst day in all my sixteen years. Just a few weeks before she would have graduated she got sick and went home early from school on Thursday and died three days later. Even after twenty-six years I remember that day like it was yesterday.
Today April 12,2013 our family is dealing with another loss. The local electric company decided to remove any and all trees within 20ft of the power lines. This includes about twenty trees on the block where my mother lives. Today the men showed up with chainsaws in hand and started the butchering of the huge maple tree in her front yard. No more shade, no more bird or squirrel feeders for my nieces and nephew to watch, everyone is feeling the loss. The three men worked all day, leaving bits and pieces of our beloved tree scattered about. Unfortunately, they weren’t able to finish in one day.
Okay…no more tears…today is nearly over and tomorrow is a new day filled with new memories to be made …good bad and otherwise.