Tag Archives: Wishtree

Four Seasons of the Wishtree – Photos Framed

At last, photos of our Wishtree in every season are framed and gifted to school. Spring was the beginning.  The wishes are bright and new against a bare tree. Summer’s deep foliage cannot hide the wishes. Fall’s colors are beautiful, … Continue reading

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Four Seasons of Our Wishtree

Last spring children made wishes and hung them onto a tree on the playground at school.  Wishes are important.  The tradition of a Wishtree is worldwide.  We were excited to make our very own.  Everyday those wishes would flutter, and … Continue reading

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Wish Tree

Have you ever seen  a Wish Tree? Walking along a beach on Cape Cod with friends, we rounded a bend along the sand where it meets the shore.  This was a remote stretch of the beach, quite a distance from … Continue reading

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The Book That Changed Thanksgiving

When I visit with the grandchildren, a beloved ritual is reading a story before bedtime. The musicality of words floating into the ear and going into the mind becomes an arrow that pierces the heart.  It always happens that way. … Continue reading

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