Date: September 11, 2018 04:45PM
This is sad.
It is also a part of life, but it is sad when it happens.
In the house my parents built themselves, and I grew up in, there was a eucalyptus tree they planted early in the house construction process. The tree was planted maybe a couple of feet "uphill," on our side of the boundary with our street. (We lived on a hill.)
As I grew up, year by year, snapshots would be taken of me on my birthday, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, when I graduated from junior high and from high school--and always, that eucalyptus tree would be somewhere in the shot, showing not just my growth, but its growth too.
The last time I Googled the address of the house I grew up in, the eucalyptus tree itself (a predominant part of the front yard) had vanished, and all that was left was a massive trunk remnant, at ground level. (I think they just sawed it across, as close to the ground as they could get.)
That was really a shock to me. Somehow, and without realizing it, I had identified most all of my life with that tree (we were both around the same age), and now that it had been cut down and disposed of, I immediately and viscerally got the "message" that I was next up [or "down," more accurately].
I can empathize with what you are feeling, rhgc.
"My" tree is now gone too.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/11/2018 04:47PM by Tevai.