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In 100, by Lara on November 9, 2018 at 7:40 am

At 4:32am, lightning struck the tree.

It wasn’t a particularly remarkable tree. It was tall enough and leafy enough, but it was by no means the type of tree you could take a nap under or pick delicious fruit from. This tree was planted in 1865 by a farmer’s son. The boy had found a sapling shriveled and dying at the edge of his family’s land. He dug it up with his hands and carried it to his play shed by the barn.

Many decades later, the land was taken over by an industrial soybean company, but the tree remained.

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  1. Love this!!!

  2. And who remained to tell its story?

  3. Slay me with that last line

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