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7.8.13 … Davidson’s Storm-Damaged Iconic Cedars Entry Will Be Removed: “But only God can make a tree” … Please make two for Chambers … Parting the Waters: “Almost as color defines vision itself, race shapes the cultural eye– what we do and do not notice, the reach of empathy and the alignment of response.” … Fred Barretta on surviving a plane crash: “getting through the lingering effects of post-traumatic stress takes a lot longer than many realize” …

2013 summer storms, Davidson College, Chambers Building, iconic cedars, end of an era, Trees by Joyce Kilmer:  I can’t believe how sad this makes me, and I am not alone. … But only God can make a tree … Please make two for Chambers …

To maintain the symmetry of the Chambers façade, the damaged trees matching mate on the north side of the front steps will also be taken down. The removal has been scheduled for this Thursday, July 11. Two new trees will be planted in place of the downed cedars, though the species and date of planting are yet to be determined.The precise date the two campus icons were planted is unknown, but photographs from the Davidson College archives indicate it occurred during the 1930s.

cedars

via Storm-Damaged Iconic Cedars Flanking Chambers Entry Will Be Removed

Trees

BY JOYCE KILMER

I think that I shall never see

A poem lovely as a tree.

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest

Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast;

A tree that looks at God all day,

And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

A tree that may in Summer wear

A nest of robins in her hair;

Upon whose bosom snow has lain;

Who intimately lives with rain.

Poems are made by fools like me,

But only God can make a tree.

via Trees by Joyce Kilmer : Poetry Magazine.

kith/kin, civil rights movement, Taylor Branch, Better World Books, Parting the Waters: I don’t know what I was thinking. First, my brother recommends the three volume series on the civil rights movement by Taylor Branch. Second, they are available from Better World Books for $14 (total, including shipping). Third, they are each over 1000 pages.

I love the opening line to the first volume, Parting the Waters, “Almost as color defines vision itself, race shapes the cultural eye– what we do and do not notice, the reach of empathy and the alignment of response.”

This will not be light summer reading.

Photo: I don't know what I was thinking. First, my brother recommends the three volume series on the civil rights movement by Taylor Branch. Second,  they are available from Better World Books for $14 (total,  including shipping). Third, they are each  over 1000 pages.</p><br /><br /> <p>I love the opening line to the first volume,  Parting the Waters, "Almost as color defines vision itself, race shapes the cultural eye– what we do and do not notice, the reach of empathy and the alignment of response."</p><br /><br /> <p> This will not be light summer reading. :-)

Green’s Lunch Inc, kith/kin, Charlotte icons:  Blast from my past … — at Green’s Lunch Inc. I had not been here in years … and my sister told me that she had traced a branch of an 1890 Walker Family Tree to Mary Green.  The current owners are are not related to the Greens. They assumed the original owner Mary Green is the Walker relative.

 

 

Fred Berretta, Hudson flight, PTS:  Fred is a work associate of my husband.

The passengers who were aboard the miracle on the Hudson know exactly what it’s like to walk away from a downed plane.

US Airways Flight 1549 was on its way to Charlotte from New York when a flock of geese took out its engines.

It splash-landed on the Hudson River and all 155 people on board survived — including Frank Berretta from Weddington.

He says when he saw the San Francisco crash on the news it immediately brought him back to Jan. 15, 2009.

“Families of the victims who passed away obviously have it the worst. They’re in shock and wondering why their two girls didn’t make it, as well as other passengers are having that survivors guilt,” said Berretta.

Berretta says getting through the lingering effects of post-traumatic stress takes a lot longer than many realize.

via Local passenger from miracle on the Hudson flight speaks about… | www.wsoctv.com.


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