Another Writing Class Assignment

There was one tree in particular that I loved the most when I was little. That was the “Jenny Tree.” I first wanted a tree that I could call by my name because all of my siblings had one. There was the “Matt Tree,” the “Amy Tree,” and so on and so forth. I wandered all around our house looking for the right tree. I ended up choosing one of the two trees I could actually climb. I named it the “Jenny Tree
At first glance the tree just looked like a normal tree, but to me, it never looked that way. The “Jenny Tree” was actually two trees stuck together. One tree was walnut, the other who-knows-what. The one side stood straight up, and I could never actually climb it. The other, however, slanted into a curving arc, perfect for a little girl to climb.
I spent many hours of my young girlhood in that tree. I would climb in my little rubber boots to one specific branch. I would straddle the branch and pretend that it was my horse. I never climbed higher than my ” horsey branch.” The walnuts that fell from my favorite half of the tree couldn’t be eaten, but I would break them open to play with. When I wasn’t playing horsey or picking up walnuts, I was just sitting and contemplating the serious matters of an eight-year-old’s life. I don’t spend as much time in the “Jenny Tree” as I used to, but it still holds a special place in my heart, and I’m sure I’ll never forget it.


In school my grade just started doing a writing class. It just so happens to be taught by my dear mother. Since I haven’t posted anything in far too long, I decided to share what I wrote for this weeks assignment with you. By the way, I had to write about what the color red reminds me of.

The color red reminds me of many different things. First, it reminds me of Dorothy’s ruby red slippers in “The Wizard of Oz.” It also reminds me of the poisonous apple in “Snow White” because movies always make it look really red. It reminds me of Marilyn Monroe because it seems like she always wore really red lipstick. It reminds me of Minnie Mouse with her big, red, bow and her big, red, high heels. Finally, red makes me think of my fish, Poseidon, who flutters around in the fish bowl on my desk and likes to show off his fins.

There is a dinosaur that sits on a sewing box on my desk. On its belly is says that it’s a dimetrodon. It also says “made in china.” I named her ( I decided that it was a girl) Susan. Say hello Susan. I was going to show you a picture of her but she doesn’t want me to.