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FOR I KNOW THE PLANS I HAVE FOR YOU, DECLARES THE LORD...PLANS TO PROSPER YOU AND NOT TO HARM YOU...PLANS TO GIVE YOU A HOPE AND A FUTURE.
JEREMIAH 29:11 (NIV)

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

OUR TREE


MARSHALL UNIVERSITY
OLD MAIN

#1 and Gmama at Marshall vs. Tulsa Football Game

#1 Husband and Gmama traveled 600 miles back to our Alma Mater last weekend.  The occasion was Homecoming 2012. Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia.  We stayed with long time best friends, Allen & Jeanie who are the kind of friends that regardless of how long you've been apart, the minute you see one another, it's as though you never miss a beat...like you saw each other the day before...you pick up the conversation right where you left off...

Allen and Jeanie
World's Best Friends

Roger and Allen played football for Marshall back in 1971.  The Movie, WE ARE...MARSHALL, chronicles the true story of the University losing 75 players, coaches and boosters in a tragic plane crash Nov. 14th, 1970.

If interested in our Love Story/Marshall Story GO HERE

Anyhoo...
In 1972, as college sweethearts, #1 carved our initials into a huge Tree, Maple or Oak I'm not sure.  
R.H
+
J.S
Going back this past week-end
We had to stomp through some weeds and an overgrown path in search of the tree located in Ritter Park.  A bad storm felled the tree around 15 yrs. ago.  I wanted to look to see if our initials had survived 40 yrs...unlikely but I could hope.
A sweet young Man and his girlfriend were on the bridge beside "Our Tree", fascinated by our story, the young man went in search of our initials.  No success, so we began walking back through the brush when we heard voices yelling at us to stop!  The sweet couple, out of breath but excited, said they had found our initials after further searching!  I gave them my camera in hopes my dream of finding our initials might come true after 40 years.


Here is what they found!!!!
Can you see it????
The *S* is There!!!!
My Maiden Name Initial survived 42 years!!!
I can't remember being so excited about finding something!!
I promise, no editing was done!!  This is the original initial my Roger carved in that tree 40 yrs. ago while on a fall walk in the park, 1972!

BLESSINGS
GO HERD
GMAMA JANE
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8 comments:

  1. I'm not one to advocate carving initials in trees, but that is so romantic. It looks like an oak to me and he got those initials good and deep so as to last. Many blessings, Julie

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  2. Such a sweet story, thank you for sharing.

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  3. This and your Marshall story are wonderful! Thanks for sharing your stories!

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  4. I was just in Huntington last Friday!!! Were we there at the same time? How cool! Also, just following up on the Dots on Dots giveaway. I don't seem to have gotten the gift certificate from Quilt Taffy, and Mdm Samm told me to follow up with you. Cheers!

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  5. Awww! What a sweet story. I really hope you enjoyed your trip down memory lane, thanks so much for sharing it all with us!

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