Thursday, September 25, 2014

First touch!

Oh, yeah! Mom and I hit the Mickey D Drive-thru this week. We took our lunch to Macon City Park, and there we saw the first scarlet gash of fall leaves! Somehow this section of this Maple got kissed by Jack Frost and nobody else... Gorgeous.

The City Park is a cool piece of town lore. A Macon girl married a Hollywood Producer and bacame good friends with Maria Shriver. For our girl's 40th or 50th, I think, birthday Maria donated a lot of money to fix up Wanda's favorite play place of her childhood. The city fathers told her they were going to rename the park in her honor, but she had a fit and refused. She wanted it to be Macon City Park... I love that.. Later a few years ago when Wanda's mother passed away, Maria came here to the middle of Missouri for the services. We don't see many celebrities... So it was noteworthy.

I'm thinking Wanda and Maria would love this tree right now. I really missed this deciduous kind of tree the summers I lived in California

Have a good weekend.



NanaDiana said...

How interesting about the park, Gayla. That is a wonderful history of if all. The tree is beautiful. xo Diana

Twyla and Lindsey said...

What an interesting story! I have seen a few branches like this one and look forward to the beauty that will soon be everywhere. Have a nice weekend! Twyla

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

Gorgeous photo!!!

Cool story...

A question: You said you read a book called "Spent"... Of course, I looked it up. But there are a few books, called "Spent". Please, what is the author, so I can know, which book you meant? Thank you.

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