More on planning and planting for the future.
Beth Koop is one of my Dry Creek Camp friends. Her parents are a classic example of a lifelong good marriage. Beth shared this concerning the future and tree planting.
My goal: still to be planting trees at 89.
Lennie Hanchey told me the story last week about her father in law, K.R. Hanchey, planting a huge tract of pines in the late 1950’s. Dry Creek legend has it that the seedling pines were burned by woods arsonists the first two years, but Hanchey kept planting until they survived.
Mr. Hanchey said, “I’ll never see these trees grow big enough to cut, but they’ll pay college for my grandchildren. Lennie added, “Not only have those trees paid for college for the grandchildren but now they’re doing the same for great grandchildren.”
True vision always looks beyond our own needs and life.
It looks ahead.
It plants trees under which we’ll never enjoy the shade.