Saturday, November 18, 2023

 nov 18 23 

todays read---- shel silverstein's   "the giving tree" ...  so many of our dogs remind me of this book... like  "george". 
"Once there was a tree...and she loved a little boy."

So begins a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein. This moving parable for all ages offers a touching interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return.

Every day the boy would come to the tree to eat her apples, swing from her branches, or slide down her trunk...and the tree was happy. But as the boy grew older he began to want more from the tree, and the tree gave and gave and gave. This is a tender story, touched with sadness, aglow with consolation
.ends up sitting  happily by the stump...
i am feeling very stumpish--- but the doctor said i was entitled to feel "washed out" for another week or two,.  i did manage to walk down and back up the ramp to the cabin..... it was a longhoaul but i made it.,  that m eans i can get least til ice and snow..
meanwhile elizabeth is out running all over...since her motor parts are not affected by the lacceration....
we are a sad bunch.
luckily carlie and mike got the hay in teh loft--- i am told.......and some redistributed to meridith--- i woul d feel alot better to get at least one more load in our loft before the shlt hits teh snowplow...  and thanks to you guys i have the money to buy it... so keep those $10 coming...  eliz calculated 13 bales a day between us. -- which is all of ERN..  
cheers !!