|Tree Name Card|
|Four Poplar Trees|
How tall would a Lombardy Poplar Tree at Wright Park have been if my grandmother and her sister wanted to walk from the church at 8th and “I” through the park to take the streetcar the rest of the way downhill to Old Tacoma? The Lombardy Poplars might have been 28 years old in 1923, if my mother or her brothers wanted to walk from the church, still at 8th and “I”, through the park to take the streetcar the rest of the way downhill to Old Tacoma. In 1924, when the Lombardy Poplars were 29 years old, my uncle Ray began Confirmation Class. Confirmation Class was a one-year experience then, compared to the two-year experience of the 1960s, when I was confirmed at First Lutheran Church. The very old flowering cherry tree near the bus stop may be the younger flowering cherry tree there when I waited for the bus to ride back to the Proctor Neighborhood. We went to church, we came straight home.
Their grandfather often drove them to school, and probably to Sunday School in his Chrysler. They also often walked to school, however, up the steep hill from Old Town.