An old tree

A few years ago, when we visited historic Williamsburg, VA, we took a side trip to Shirley Plantation, the oldest plantation in VA (started in 1613) and the oldest family-owned business in North America (since 1638.)

Next to the house stands this willow oak tree.

It is over 350 years old. It was a privilege for me, a mere 75 years of age now, to see this majestic living thing.

Of course, this tree is young compared to the giant sequoias of California. Some of them are over 2,000 and 3,000 years old, which means that some of them were seedlings when David was King of Israel!

What is the oldest tree you have seen?

Who is the oldest person you have known?

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