I remember the day we left the ‘Big City’. It was through a Tunnel called ‘Holland’. It was probably under some kind of River. Maybe

an East River or something like that. We had to leave ‘Butch’ behind. Actually, the day before we left, the backyard gate got mysteriously open, and away ‘Butch’ went (Butch was our favorite little Bull Terrier). Mother might have been a little bit anxious about a restless Terrier in the car on a long trip across this great
Country. All we could hope was that our ‘Butch’ had been taken in by some good Family in the little Town we were leaving to go far, far away. Although our thoughts are still on him, or with him, this many years later. The trip was great. It took all of ten days. That was until we saw our first Orange tree or Mountainous terrain. Oh, and I have to include the Palm trees also.
The trees I must mention though, are the beautiful Jacanbara Trees. A beautiful Purplish coloring, and a history of having been brought in from some far Land across the Sea. I had been looking for the Magnolia trees which we had profusely on our Long, long island home. A home deeded to the Folks by Grandad for his Daughter, our Mother, as they went into the Big City, to store up in an apartment, as they were wont to do, on some famous Ave called Fifth.
And today surrounded by some lofty and some smaller range mountains, they are truly not just hills ,you know, we feel that we have made a new life here. We have worked our way, we have written our way, we have played our way, and so too we have loved the life that the ‘Good Lord’ gave us on this good place called ‘Earth’. And so thank you again ‘Lord’ for that Tunnel long ago, under that river long ago. For I do not truly know how we would ever have crossed that great river if ‘Thou’ had not made a way for us to go under it.



Spring Valley, United States

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Describing the escapade to ‘Go West , Go West’. As they did so long ago.

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