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I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

The Last Leaf

There are only a few leaves left on the maple tree outside my window -- few enough that I can count them on one hand.  This makes me think of O. Henry's short story " The Last Leaf " that I first read when I was a teenager. Have you read it?  It's one of my favorite short stories.

9 comments:

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Oh, yes. It's a very sweet story.

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

What a wonderful story. I can see why it is a favorite of yours. Love that site - I'll be spending time reading more short stories.

susansmusings said...

It's been a long time since I've read that, thanks for the reminder. And what a great site, I'm bookmarking it!

susansmusings said...

Oh, I forgot to tell you, there's something waiting for you at my place!

susansmusings said...

Oh, I forgot to tell you, there's something waiting for you at my place!

Cheryl said...

I wish there were a last leaf on my yard. Just one; that I'd already raked all the rest of them.

Did your hubby tell you I called yesterday? We'll have to catch up.

Karen :-) said...

It is now one of my favorite short stories too!

Gilly said...

Not read O. Henry - perhaps I should do!

Most of the interesting leaves have fallen. The beech leaves are a lovely colour, and generally stay on all winter in the hedges. Thjere are still soggy hazel to come down yet!

Deblynne said...

The O'Henry story that I remember is The Gift of the Magi http://www.literaturecollection.com/a/o_henry/25/

I first read it as a teenager. Have you read it? Thanks for the link

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