Harmony Park Tree, Arlington Heights, Illinois

This tree is standing in Arlington Heights’ Harmony Park as I write this.

On Christmas Eve, Lisa and I were leaving our Melancholy Tavern and we came across a mother-and-son team near the tree, and we offered to take their picture.  It turns out they had donated the tree to the village– they planted it in their front yard twenty-something years ago, and now it was fulfilling the lady’s dream of being decorated for Christmas in a spot where everyone could see it.

We shared “Merry Christmases” and we were each on our way.

It was a very nice chance meeting for a Christmas Eve.

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