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Still Standing

Last year, as part of our wedding ceremony, my husband and I planted a weeping cherry "Snow Fountain" tree in our backyard--a symbolic gesture of starting a new life together.

It was a skinny, spiny tree about seven feet tall that we purchased at our local hardware store. Throughout late summer and early fall, he and I would often walk outside and admire our lanky little tree. We fantasized about what it might look like a few years down the road. We agreed it would grow so big and robust that it just might destroy the fence next to which we planted it. We had high hopes for this tree!


Cathleen Flahardy

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