I was also looking for a place to squeeze in one more tree. Carl had graciously offered me a Horse Chestnut seedling. He was very impressed with The Diary of Ann Franks and thinks that planting some Horse Chestnuts around town is a fine legacy. Carl is from the Eaton Rapids High School class of 1953 and is an exceptionally well read man. He considers himself a Democrat, in the Jeffersonian tradition.
Kids, driving, springtime
I got a text from Belladonna. One of her friends had been in a vehicular accident on the way to school. She had hit some chatter bumps and rolled the van into a small pond.
The young lady is shaken up. Belladonna asked me to excuse her from school so she could go to the hospital and show her support. I agreed.
I gave her a ride to the hospital.
The young lady who rolled the van was on our way to pick up Belladonna to give her a ride to school. This is what gives parents gray hairs.