My Treasure – Bert Richie
"Rooted in the same values"
It’s traditional when a child is born that you take along a gift. I’m a functional gift giver, so when our second daughter was born I took my Wife, Doreen, a deep fat fryer. She’s never lets me forget it to this day. Many years later I found this branch when I was out trimming the hedge. I gifted it to her and I got that same look as when I gave her the deep fat fryer. But when I explained the symbolism of it, she really got the point. These are from the same tree, at the time I couldn’t pull them apart. I thought of the two of us and how when you live your life rooted in the same values, against all troubles, a closeness happens between two branches. There is nothing natural which could break this bond.
Story written by Bert Richie from Coleraine and member of Coleraine Friendship Club