Before I gave him his present, he said to me one time, "It is silly to plant small trees at our age. We haven't long here and we will never see the tree grown." I have a different view. I love to watch plants grow from a tiny seed. It is such a miracle. The same goes for trees.
I planted a maple tree on arbor day in 1944. Until it was hit by lightning....I went back to my old neighborhood... each year to see my tree.
He is so pleased with this tree now and really gives it tender loving care. We are going to watch this tree grow as long as we are here. We will enjoy it each fall, no matter what size it is. People who live here after us, will be glad that we planted that little maple... I think.