May 30, 2013

The Thanksgiving Tree


 Credit for the T Monogram: Crazy-4-Monograms. See their link at the footer.

I cannot count the times anymore when we had stood under this tree, individually and as a family. For the five years that we've been living in this place, this tree has been a witness to all special events and celebrations and just about any daily afternoon walks in this part of town. This tree has quite a history.It's more than a 100 years old. And if it could speak, I'm sure it has so many stories to tell.
 
Thanksgiving Tree
(Acacia) Samanea Saman

"This tree is one of the several acacia Daniel Fajardo planted around this church in May 1909. He was a soloist professor of the famous Philippine Constabulary Band sent by the Philippine Government to Washington DC to play at the inauguration of the US President William H. Taft.

An ocean voyage then was not as commonplace and easy as it is now and the planting of the trees was Fajardo's act of thanksgiving to patron, Saint Joseph for his safe return. When he retired in 1937, he was assistant conductor of the band. "

How about you? What are you thankful for?

6 comments:

  1. What a fantastic past has this Thanksgiving Tree. Just love it.
    Ann

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  2. What a historical tree that is sis.

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  3. Terrific post about a beautiful tree. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

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  4. Terrific story about a beautiful tree. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

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  5. I'm thankful you posted this amazing tree! Have a terrific week,

    Leslie
    abcw team

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  6. I'm thankful for music, among other things!
    THANKS to you as well.
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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