Posted on May 23, 2013
Virtual tree sitting protest
Good morning!! How’s your week coming along?
Well yesterday I dusted off my Lulu skirt, okay I put a new one on, and went for an easy run around the hood.
I have no idea what’s going on, but I’m hoping the week of sucky runs is over and next week is full of unicorns, lollipops and rainbows. But until then I’ll keep trying and rewarding myself with coffee.
I found out yesterday that my favorite person in the whole wide world is cutting down the huge tree in her backyard.
My mom & Uncle Charlie planted it over 40 years ago. She liked the trees down around the corner and picked up a few seeds, brought them home & planted them.
Since then, all of the grandchildren grew up climbing it, falling out of it, scraping our knees & elbows, riding bikes around it and have taken hundreds of pictures next to it.
But the branches are falling off and grandma’s afraid they will fall on her roof & damage it, so she made the decision to cut it down.
I protested over the phone trying to get her to just trim it, but in true grandma fashion, she planted her feet in concrete and firmly said “it’s coming down Friday, I already made the arrangements and ain’t nobody going to change my mind.” Then she began to interrogate me by asking “once you made up your mind about something, do you want people to try to change it?”
Good point grandma, good point.
When I claimed to be mad at her she firmly replied “oh well you’ll get over it.” Bahaha I just love that woman!
She’s a stubborn one! Now y’all know where I get it from.
So I am holding a virtual tree sitting protest.
I know Grandma is going to read this post, so I’m going to talk just to her for a minute.
Grandma, I will miss that tree. Every time I think of that tree, I think of you. I have so many memories of our whole family around that tree in your backyard. I feel like a little bit of my childhood is slipping away, and that makes me sad. But, like you said. “Oh well, you’ll get over it.”
Okay now I’m back talking to everybody, do you see what I have to deal with!? #firstworldproblems
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