View Full Version : Saying Goodbye To Old Herbie

01-09-2010, 06:38 PM
This is a story of saying goodbye from one old friend to another.:(:(
It's a good read.


01-09-2010, 06:49 PM
It is, I heard about this on the radio the other day. I wonder if they'll save something of "Herbie's" seeds or something, to be able to grow another if a cure for Dutch Elm is ever perfected.

01-09-2010, 09:37 PM
I was crying by the end of that story. :(

01-09-2010, 09:49 PM
I truely believe trees have spirits of a sort. RIP Herbie, you will be missed. I would have loved to meet such a fine tree.

01-10-2010, 10:52 AM
I cried. I love that tree, too. He lived a good, long life. I'm glad his remains will be used to create lasting memories. How sad. Goodbyes are never easy and I imagine there will not be a dry eye when that old tree is cut down. Thanks for posting this story, Liz. It was sad, but really nice to know how loved he was, and to what lengths his friends went to keep him standing all those years.

01-10-2010, 05:34 PM
I'm glad you liked the story too.:) It was living history at 240 yrs.