Comment: You, me, John Lennon, Patti Smith, Einstein, Elvis

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You, me, John Lennon, Patti Smith, Einstein, Elvis

Costello... for one reason or another, many people didn't drive until late in life or at all. :) (A few are mentioned here. http://www.shoppingdetox.com/2012/05/jour-129-famous-people-...)

Whether called conservation or environmentalism, I think it's great that you've been involved in helping to clean up your area. I imagine, Granger, that it wasn't just on Earth Day, either. Actually, though, I'm sorry that EARTH DAY *replaced* ARBOR DAY. There was/is room for both. Earth Day is associated with black plastic garbage bags and rubber gloves and garbage, cleaning up the mistakes of the past. Arbor Day was all about developing an appreciation for - and fostering the planting of - trees, something "positive" and looking to the future.

On Arbor Day back in the 60's at my elementary school, students would go outside to watch the custodians plant a sapling on the school grounds. We'd stand around them and sing "Trees."

TREES
by Joyce Kilmer

I think that I shall never see
A poem as lovely as a tree.

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth's sweet flowing breast;

A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

A tree that may in Summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;

Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.

Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.

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(Many people recorded the song. Here's just one, by The Platters
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XR7UuwKOTk)

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir