Grandfather Tree

Despite hurricane,
snowfall, driving rain,
Grandfather Tree
stands tall,
with light twinkling
just for me.

Copyright 2021 Brenda Davis Harsham

Notes: This sunset photograph sadly captured none of the shining pink light twinkling on the tree bark. I never knew either of my grandfathers, both of whom were gone before I was five. I was privileged to meet great-uncles and -aunts, my grandfather’s siblings. And they always had a twinkle in their eye for me. Did you know your grandfather? Such a relationship must be magic. 

12 thoughts on “Grandfather Tree

  1. My grandfather on my mom’s side was a kind man who was always there to help out. He passed away in 2003. (My grandmother on that side lived to be 100 and just passed last month.)

    My grandfather on my dad’s side is 99 and still alive, but he lives two states away and I don’t see him much these days. He means well, but he doesn’t have the friendly disposition associated with happy grandfather stories.

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    • My husband’s father lived to be over 100, and never minded my borrowing him as my grandfather, even though we were connected by marriage rather than blood. But I’m always jealous of people who had their own, even grouchy ones. But gift-sending, hug-giving, always-supportive grandparents are a fantasy, I suppose. My great-uncles and -aunts were largely kind and would slip me a quarter now and then, back when a quarter would buy a candy bar.

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  2. Brenda, today I wrote about a tree still standing tall in spite of a fence trying to contain it.) I had my grandfathers for a while but not too long and I wish that I had more time with them.

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