Sit under the shade of the Half-Way Oak, one of the Famous Trees of Texas. Listen with the little Cherokee girl as the tree weaves a tale. From acorn to oak, the spirit of the tree comes alive with stories of the Cherokee Nation and famous marshals and outlaws traveling the old Ft. Griffin stagecoach pass. The tree talks with the wind and his favorite little person, bringing him from tears to triumph recalling 200 years of history.
pk potts first wrote If the Tree Could Talk on July 4, 1968 as a young girl. During this period of time, the tree was in danger of being cut down to widen US Hwy 183, south of Breckenridge, Texas. The tree was spared by the citizens of Breckenridge and on Arbor Day in 2011, this tree named the Half-Way Oak was introduced as one of the Famous Trees of Texas. pk potts is the author of the children's book Army the Armadillo, and a featured poet in The Poet's Word, an anthology published by Steady Moon Press. She is a freelance writer and photographer with work appearing in Germany, Texas, Oregon and South Carolina. To visit this author's website go to: http: //pkpottsstories.wix.com/pk-potts