Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Memoir of an oak tree (Chapter 1)

I was a gift from Márton Lőrincz*. He planted me infront of Petőfi elementary school 70 years ago, March 1937 to be exact. People here have treated me well, see- I've grown and grown! Today I have a visitor, I think I've seen him on his first day at the school . I overheard him telling his friend (Kris) that he still remembers the wonderful days he spent with his friends around me. Of course, that made my day :)


*Márton Lőrincz = 1936's Olympic champion for Hungary's Light weight wrestling.
He had originally wanted to plant this tree at his birth place, Translyvania but couldn't. and I couldn't find the reason why it was finally decided to place the tree in szentes.

15 comments:

Dee said...

I like old trees. We have an oak tree in front of our house that was planted when our house was built more than ten years ago. It kinda tells the story of our family.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Oaks are long lived. I like them. They provide food and shelter for animals. I have one outside my office window.

Thank you for stopping and commenting on my hawk in motion.

Lachezar said...

You are breaking my my heart with this beautiful photograph.

Kate said...

That is one huge impressive tree! Well-composed shot!

Lessie said...

Love the coloring -- suits the mood of the photo.

richard said...

Intersting post - I'm looking forward to how the series develops. Trees such as this should make us humble. I hate it when I see an old tree cut down.

maiylah said...

sweet shot ...
love the photo treatment!
no oak trees here, though ... :)

Mimmu said...

What a wonderful post you have here!

james said...

Well, you don't look a day over 30.

photowannabe said...

Kris, this is a great composition and the way you tell the story is meaningful. Very nice post.

Kris said...

james,
LOL! i'll tell it that!

Thank you all for your visits :)

denton said...

Lovely photo and even better story ... I don't remember the source (maybe in a movie) however I remember a comment that defined beauty as a tree ... the only thing better than a tree is a tree with personal memories.

Kris said...

Denton,
indeed! if only all trees can tell their stories :)
and thanks for your visit!

Lavender Lady said...

This is a wonderful old tree and a delightful story you told. I can hear him clapping his branches for your well written acknowledgement.

zannnie said...

wonderful post! :)

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