December 16, 2020
Robert and Elaine Maniaci of Ocean Acres have watched a very little evergreen expand from seed at their control at the corner of Dolphin and Galleon streets. No one planted it there it was pollinated by the wind and has endured for about seven decades. The Maniacis are the self-appointed caretakers.
“Year following calendar year, we have questioned if she would survive the winters with the snowplows and the summers with the pet dogs,” Robert explained. “She has tested to be a true survivor.”
This yr, with anyone worrying about their have survival in a “COVID entire world,” the Maniacis made a decision to elevate the position of their humble very little suppress tree by dressing it up for Xmas. Actually it was a neighbor who “planted” the idea when she mentioned, “Now it’s big sufficient to get started decorating.” So they hung some garland and ornaments and positioned a gold star on leading.
They have acquired favourable responses from rapid neighbors and have observed as the occasional doggy strolling by will prevent, sniff and aid “water” the tree.
The target is to spread a little cheer and boost a healthy outlook “against the odds” for mankind going ahead.
“It’s a real analogy for what’s occurring in the globe these days,” Robert explained. —V.F.