Saturday, December 28, 2019


                    December 28, 2019. Jacksonville, Alabama.

Happy birthday to my daughters, Margaret Mary and Elizabeth Anne. You were born on this day (I will not say how many years ago). The doctors said you were identical twins. It was the greatest day of my life. 

Right after the birth, I went home and planted these twin magnolia trees in our front yard. They were two feet tall when I put them in the ground in the sprinkling rain on the afternoon of the 28th of December years ago. Although they are separate trees, they have grown up together. These magnolias have flourished and are now grand and magnificent trees. As you, they are wonderful and beautiful.