It feels good to talk

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It feels good to talk

Hi, it’s Tommy again.

Thank you, Pam, for telling me about such a great idea to plant a tree for Papa.  There’s a plum tree that’s in our side yard that’s perfect for climbing because it’s hidden away in a bush.  I’m not tall enough to reach the first branch, so I grab the trunk, put my feet on it, and pull myself up to the first branch.  It’s hard even then, but I make it. Then I have a great place to hang out.  Once I dangled my feet off by just holding on with my hands on a high branch, but Laura (my little sister) told on me and almost started to cry.  I took the seed of one of the plums and tried to plant it.  I know it’s a very low chance that it’ll be able to grow, and it won’t have the same delicious fruit as the parent plum tree, so I just might buy a baby tree to plant. When Papa was a kid, he would climb mulberry trees and eat their delicious fruit.

I had a dream last night of where I went on a plane trip for 5 days, but I slept through it all.  When we got there, I couldn’t hear anything.  I was blinded by the sunlight and there was sand everywhere, but Laura was buried neck-deep in mud.  As I stretched my legs, Papa got Laura out, and then I fell unconscious in the dream for a week.  When I woke up in my dream, I was in a cave and someone and Papa were serving pizza, but no one wanted to eat Papa’s pizza except for me.  Then I woke up.  I have no idea what that dream meant, but I have been wanting to dream about Papa, and I actually did like that dream a little bit.  It’s the first one I’ve had with Papa in it since he died.

My oldest brother Danny did a triathlon today in Niles, and it was a really long one.  He was competing against two people who were younger than him, and the rest were men.  Danny got 21st place for the mens.  I saw some really old people that were doing it in the Olympic distance, which was longer than what Danny did.  That’s what Papa wished that he would be like when he was that old–in great athletic shape.

Thank you for reading,

Tommy

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  1. David Schmokel says:

    Tommy I would like to help you get the tree to plant in your Papa’s memory. You can contact me thru my email address that your mom and aunt both have. We will get you a tree that will grow for many years and keep your Papa’s memory very alive. Have your mom help you to contact me. Talk to you soon. Hope everyone is doing well!!

  2. Pam Lawrence says:

    Hi Tommy..it’s Pam,

    What an incredible dream! You are very blessed to have had a dream where you get to see your Papa.
    I think God knows when someone is ready to experience that special kind of dream. I believe those dreams are extraordinary visits that you get to share with your Papa. I know you’ll get many more visits.

    I am so excited that your friend David is able to help you get that tree now! That is something you can do now at your Grandparents house. When you get your awesome house in the future, you can plant one there too. Your family had many great memories at your Grandparents house, your Papa would love your way of remembering those special years too.

    Thank you so much for sharing your feelings with us. I feel so lucky to have connected with your family and hope you know that you all have many, many, many Prayers sent your way.

    I hope we get to see a picture of your newly planted tree!

  3. Mikey says:

    Hi its Mikey,

    I just wanted to say I Iiked your message about your Papa.It was incredible!You should keep on writing on your blog.It is amazing! Bye

  4. soccersam88 says:

    Hi Tommy its Sam,

    I think planting a tree is a great idea.
    Love,
    Sam