Tree Trouble  

weineroftheworld 66M
107 posts
12/6/2005 3:03 pm

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Tree Trouble

The carpenter I hired to help me restore an old farmhouse had just finished a rough first day on the job. A flat tyre made him lose an hour of work, his electric saw quit and now his ancient pickup truck refused to start.
While I drove him home, he sat in stony silence. On arriving, he invited me in to meet his family. As we walked toward the front door, he paused briefly at a small tree and touched the tips of the branches with both hands. Opening the door he underwent an amazing transformation. His tanned face was wreathed in smiles and he hugged his two small children and gave his wife a kiss. Afterward he walked me to the car. We passed the tree and my curiosity got the better of me. I asked him about what I had seen him do earlier.

"Oh, that's my trouble tree", he replied. "I know I can't help having troubles on the job, but one thing for sure, troubles don't belong in the house with my wife and the children. So I just hang them up on the tree every night when I come home. Then in the morning I pick them up again. Funny thing is," he smiled, "when I come out in the morning to pick em up, there ain't nearly as many as I remember hanging up the night before".

caressmewell 53F

12/6/2005 3:15 pm

What a wonderful way to keep his home happy and less stressful.

rm_saintlianna 45F
15466 posts
12/6/2005 3:40 pm

Maybe, but what is really a pain is monkey trouble.

weineroftheworld 66M

12/6/2005 8:18 pm

caressmewell - yes it is - don't bring your work home wit ya
saintlianna - don't let other folks put monkeys on your back, HOWEVER if ya ever need a monkey to choke give me a shout >8']
traveling - thanks guy 'preciate it!!!

goddessofbitches 41M/33F

12/6/2005 8:26 pm

Wow....I think I need three or four of those....


Always The Bitch

weineroftheworld 66M

12/6/2005 9:51 pm

goddess - I can bring the tree if you'll supply the plantin' hole. LOL.

rm_goddess1946 106F
13518 posts
12/6/2005 9:55 pm

thank you for this

Just a little food for thought.............
If you really want to be happy, nobody can stop you...

rm_FreeLove999 46F
16127 posts
12/7/2005 1:32 am

lovely story and thank you for sharing...

[blog freelove999]

tillerbabe 55F

12/7/2005 1:46 am

I've heard this before... and it's awesome! Thank you for sharing! {=}

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