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The Magnolia Tree

Hi you can call me Hubert G.

I remember when I was in high school about 50 years ago. My horticulture teacher visited my house to help arrange my mother Violar plants and flowers in her yard. This was to help me with my grades in school. She agreed. Everything was going fine until the teacher wanted to move certain flowers. Mom said, "You'r not going to move this flower." When everything was over I got an excellent grade in his class. Mom said, "The yard do look better." She always try to be encouraging to her 12 children, 7 boys and 5 girls. Dad did too in his on way. He was a hard worker. He showed us how to work. We were a Sharecropper family during the 1930's to 1960's. We moved off the farm into our own house, that we had built by picking cotton to pay for it. (The house is still there today in Lynchburg, SC with the magnolia tree in the front yard) 

 

We move off the farm in our own house. What a happy day! Dad was able to rest from his hard work for 10 years then he died.  Mom later came down with Alzheimer's disease. I wanted to write down some things mother told me about the pass but now it was to late. She could not carry on those clear conversations any more.

 

One day while it was my turn to set with her, I decided to write that book. What would be the title of it? I said a prayer, stood up from my chair, walked to my mother's front door and saw the magnolia tree in her yard. I knew I needed more to the title. So a few days late while driving to work I said in my mind, "Magnolia, Magnolia, Where Are You?" That provide to be my first book title.

So now there is a second book and 3 screenplay and more.

I send a challenge out to all. What is your magnolia story? If you live in the eastern part of the United States you will see these tree often. A fellow writer and friend of mine just returned from Switzerland. He saw the trees there too.

 

Try this, have the passager in your car spot a magnolia tree then have them count to 15, as you drive you should spot another magnolia tree. Let me know if it works and what state you are in. I am in South Carolina.

 

Love your magnolia (Mom)!

 

Thanks

Hubert G.

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This is my Magnolia sign(SC)My Magnolia signMy Magnolia sign

 

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See below, "This is how you do it."

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Sometimes we can speak or write many, many words but none of these compare to God's words. Note what is said at Psalms 1:1-3: "Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the wicked, Nor standeth in the way of sinners, Nor sitteth in the seat of scoffers...."

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Hello @Magnolia2021 

Absolutely heart warming story, and sure it's a great book.  There's a huge Magnolia tree in the yard across the street from my home (TN).  One day my husband brought me flowers from this tree.  They were beautiful, my husband passed away 10 years ago and miss him even more when tree is in bloom.

Look at a Magnolia everday for 30 years nowHeart

 

Have a Blessed Day

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Hi Mrs. Marylin,

     Thank you for all the kind words. Those are some wonderful memoirs of your husband. I have given my wife flowers from my mother's magnolia tree also. They make the house smell so good. This is the kind of stories this page was created for.

 

Thank you,

Hubert

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Hi Lydia,  Thank you again for the tree pic's. It is  amazing how God has made these trees. Think about the way they are made. They are very heavy but very balanced. Every wind storm don't just blow them over all the time. Now, looking back at all these posts on trees and flowers, is there ANYONE else out there that cares? But still the trees live and we breath fresh air. Thankful! Life goes on, so we go on living.

 

Hubert

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From mother magnolia treeFrom mother magnolia tree

 

For "all flesh is like grass, and all its glory is like a blosom of the field; the grass withers, and the flower falls off."  1 Peter 1:24   Lets care for one another while we are here.

 

P.S. A flower from my mother magnolia tree.

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Good morning, Hubert!

Just thought about you today and thought I'd say "Hello!"

Lydia

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Hi everyone,

   So much is going on now (01/12/21}.  What do you see in this picture that was drawn some 15 years ago? Can you see the magnolia in it?

 

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Hi Ms. Lydia,

   I am still here. The magnolias are still blooming.

Thank you for checking.

 

Hubert

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I loved your story, and your mom would be so happy that you shared your experiences with her magnolia tree!

I live in California and see magnolia trees all over the place. Right now I'm thinking of one I saw the other day on one of my walks and I remember saying out loud: God, look at your beautiful tree!

I was happy to read that your father lived for 10 years and was able to enjoy living in his own home. I can see the surroundings where you lived by your descriptions.

You brightened my day reading your story!

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Hi Tracy, Have you seen any magnolia trees lately? If so how about sending me picture? By the way do you work with the film     Industry there in Calaforia?  Hubert                                             PS. By the we are fixing up Dad  and Mom house. It is still live able. See the pic, in the upper left corner is mom's magnolia tree. We may need to set up a 'Go fund me page'. LoL

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Tracy, We are doing repairs on Dad and Mom house. It was built in the early 60's. I remember so clearly the day we moved off the farm to the city of Lynchburg. A HAPPY DAY!!!!  There was many tears of joy that day.               Huber

Repairs on Dad and Mom houseRepairs on Dad and Mom house

 

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Hi All,

   I just uploaded a video of my mom's magnolia tree. I know this tree is just another tree as part of God's great creations. But my life had some connections around this tree. So much so that books and screenplays were written

. Let me know if you like the video.

 

Hubert

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"Slow down, watch your speed and see the magnolia trees"! (In Sumter, SC.)Slow down!Slow down!

 

Watch the trees!Watch the trees!

 

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What would a pine tree say to the lady of the house if it could talk? "Please plant magnolia trees, because we (pine trees) may not be around that long. These storm that come this way and people using us for building materialsPine TreePine Tree

 

Mom"s  Magnolia TreeMom"s Magnolia Tree

 

Pine with Magnolia in back groundPine with Magnolia in back ground

 

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Now, what do you think the lady of the house and yard would say to the humble pine tree? -------- If she is any thing like my mother, this is how it would go, "Stop putting yourself down pine tree. You are just as important to me as any other tree in my yard. That's why I planted you. Keep your limbs (head)up high. God made all things.. By the way some trees live longer than us humans. As long as I am alive nobody will cut you down. Just brace yourself when the storm winds come. I love ALL my trees and flowers." The next day that pine tree stood tall and green in the sun light. That is how it could be "IF TREES COULD TALK"     HubertA Proud pine tree!A Proud pine tree!

 

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Hello, Hubert!

As you suggest, the pine tree, much like everything that our Creator made, is equally beautiful.  Though the pine has no colorful flowers to see and smell, it does produce it's "version" in the form of those prickley pinecones.  The pines grow tall and stately and the evergreen is, in fact, "ever green."  So, yes, it has it's own beauty and is worthy of admiration in it's own right.

 

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What can be said after the truth about the pine trees have been told? Nothing.  Hubert

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Mom's MagnoliaMom's Magnolia

 

Now, what is the BIG question? "Magnolia, Magnolia, Where Are You?"

Don't be ashamed to send a picture of your magnolia tree. It dosn't matter if it is blooming or not. It is still a magnolia tree.

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Dear Hubert,

You gave me my first chuckle for the day. It was when you said to send a picture of I'm magnolia tree. And then you said even without the flowers, it's still a magnolia tree. And all I can say is without the flowers,  I wouldn't know a magnolia tree from any other tree. And that's the truth!  Guess I'll have to take a closer look at the leaves.

Lol,

Lydia 

 

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See, laughter is good! Now how about this, if you all can't find a magnolia tree send a picture of a "magnolia street" sign. How can you find one? Put "magnolia street" in your cell phone map search.Lynchburg (Magnolia) SCLynchburg (Magnolia) SC

 Here is one from my city. lol

  Hubert

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Did any one see a magnolia tree today?  

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Good morning, Hubert!

I haven't notice any magnolia's lately.  But what I have taken note of lately are the weeping willow trees.  Seems like they're EVERYWHERE!  So beautiful.  So languid--swaying in the breeze.  So nope, no new magnolis.   But I will keep my eyes peeled.

 

Hope all's well with you and yours.

Lydia

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That is interesting. Near me I haven't notice any willow trees lately. But back in the 60's there was a lot of them. They were all over this town. Mom had one in her back yard. We would cut limbs of the tree to make poles for the chicken fence. The willow pole would take root and little branches would grow, then leaves show up. Another tree would start growing from that pole or limb. Yes a beautiful tree.

 

Hubert

 

P.S. Can you send us a picture of one?

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Morning, Hubert!

You asked for a pic of the beautiful willow tree.  So here are two:

 

 

 

Willows are truly beautiful, Old World looking, majestic trees.  I love them and enjoy watching the wind blow around and through them--in slow motion.  

 

Although I miss finding a magnolia right now,  I love these trees as well.  Lovely in all their wispy uniqueness.

 

Lydia

 

 

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Hi Tracey of Cotuit,

    When I read your post this morning, it truly brought tears to my eyes. Your comments have made my day, no my week.

 

    I live next to my mother's house. I notice yesterday that Mom's magnolia tree just got blooms. The tree is still standing tall and beautiful. A picture of her tree is on this page. The date it was post is 1/8/19.

 

   By the way we will have our 45th family reunion this month in SC. All but two of my brothers and sister should be there. One sister died and one brother don't usually come. The oldest is 85 and the youngest is 65. I am just before the youngest. Eleven children still living. A blessing!

 

Thank you so much,

Hubert

 

 

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I saw my first magnolia tree today and it was in full bloom and absolutely beautiful.

 

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Spring has sprung indeed!

Lydia

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Wow, I am looking at the show The Voice on my tv and the lady is singing a song with the words "abosolutely beautiful". That is strange!

 

I haven't seen my first magnolia blooms yet this year.

 

Hubert

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