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Adam 1 and 2 and the Giving Tree© - Genesis

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Adam 1 and 2 and the Giving Tree© Rabbi David Baum

“Once there was a tree, and she loved a little boy, and every day the boy would come, and he would gather her leaves, and make them into crowns and play king of the forest.  He would climb up her trunk And swing from her branches And when he was tired he would sleep in her shade.”
Who in here ever read your child or grandchild the Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein?I bring this up because I read a report on the news about the home of the author, Shel Silverstein.Although he passed in 1999 of a heart attack, he had a famous home in the Keys.I just heard that this historic home was destroyed during Hurricane Irma – and do you know how it was destroyed?A Banyan tree fell on it – yes, the tree finally got her revenge.
The home of the late Shel Silverstein, author and poet, is severely damaged Thursday, September 14, 2017 by a tree that was uprooted in Key West by Hurricane Irma. (Lannis Waters / The Palm Beach Post)
The Giving Tree is a seemingl…