The Beech Tree introduces you to the lives of those who visited the tree and shared their lives, their loves, their hopes and dreams, beneath the tree's dark green canopy...and their curious, inexplicable connection to one another. The listeners are introduced to Johnny and Margo, the first characters to visit the tree, just before Johnny ships off to fight in The Great War in 1918. We follow Johnny and Margo, and also Johnny's lifelong albeit socially taboo friendship with his friend, "Bullet Joe" Rogan, a pitcher in the Negro Leagues. Johnny introduces his granddaughter, Debby, to the tree in 1957, an era of bobby socks, roller-skating carhops, and Elvis music, and Debby meets Mason in 1967's Summer of Love, just before Mason is drafted to fight in Vietnam. For 30 years, Debby wonders whatever became of the boy who changed her life. Then she finds out.
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You'll laugh, cry, stand up and cheer.
- David Adam Smith
A good listen
Woven in among the many characters and story lines, are some great reminders of Universal Truth.
In some ways, it speaks to how far we've come as a society while at the same time showing how far we have yet to go.
But it's not about those 'truths' or societal measurement, it's a good story about interesting people.
I learned a lot about the history of the West Michigan Lakeshore that even given that I've lived nearby for almost 20-years, I didn't know. That was a nice bonus.
- Eric Webster