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God Threw A Tree At Me

Sunday, March 23, 2014

**First know I am a story teller. Always been able to spin a good yarn. I am not a writer. My apologizes ahead of time. This is one of my true stories.

You think you had a bad day. Let me tell you about the day God threw a tree at me.

Roads here cling to the side of the mountain. Guardrails are wishful thinking. If you miss a curve, hopefully the power lines will cradle you. If not, the trees and rocks will break your fall on the way down.

R was driving, I was in the passenger seat with my window down a few inches, and my friend Chrystal sat behind me. First I heard the CRACK. I looked up the mountain out my window.Stunned, I saw a tree walking down toward ME! Lord of the Rings flashed in my mind.

"Tree." I said and pointed toward it.
"TREE!" I said louder, almost hysterical.

The tree hit a rock and the bottom broke. It kept coming. It hit the lip of the mountain and broke again, then fell over at me. R tried to stop then hit the gas and swerved. Chrystal screamed quite a bit.We went off the side of a mountain just a bit, barely made it around the tree. R stopped the car. We were shaking but alright. R called 911 to report it.

I didn't even have to ask, just reached back and Chrystal gave me a cigarette. ( I don't even smoke them). My hands were shaking as I lit it. "God threw a tree at me," I said. R said she had never experienced anything like that. Chrystal said if she hadn't seen it she wouldn't believe it.
I said," Remember you're around me now. Everything happens to me."
And it does....
P.S. Don't think I don't know if that tree had not broken, it would have hit me dead on.
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    DUCK! emoticon
    2551 days ago
    I had a tree almost hit me during the famous early October snow storm , Not this year.
    But there was no danger of falling off a cliff! Glad you are OK!

    2579 days ago
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  • MAW_OH
    Wow, that is quite a story! Life sometimes throws more than lemons at you, doesn't it!!!!!

    God threw a drunk driver at me. A man had been drinking in his car all night in an empty lot next to my mobile home. He drove off, I guess trying to get back to the road but in the totally wrong direction, and he made it between 2 big trees that were about 6 feet apart, through my backyard and rammed into the trailer - right in between the cooking propane tanks and the big heating fuel oil tank. Knocked the trailer off its blocks and over about 5 feet. Luckily my daughter, just a year old and watching TV on the floor in front of it. The TV slid off the stand, but didn't crush her because it was held by antenna wire screwed in the back.

    I didn't smoke at the time. I just remember shaking a lot.
    2606 days ago
  • DANLIN60
    Wow that was quite the story, I am so glad that you are still with us to tell us about it. I thank the Lord for that. I think this is the first thing about yourself that you have shared with us, would love to hear more of your adventures.

    Hugs, Danlin emoticon
    2606 days ago
  • TERESAF431
    God threw a moose at me once! After he rolled off my car- my then 18 month old son says "mom hit big moose!" Talk about a slo mo moment!!
    2606 days ago
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    That was a scary trip!!! I'm glad you are fine and still here with us!!!!!!!! emoticon
    2606 days ago
  • 123ELAINE456
    I have live through some scary things too. But not with a tree. I Thank God that everyone is okay. God Blessings Always. Have a Beautiful Day. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    2606 days ago
    Yeah - tell me about *trees* - lost a few with "Sandy".......one of those $#!@# hit the back foyer roof - and what h**l we went through getting that taken care of (insurance companies be damned)!

    Needless to say, I'll *NEVER, *EVER* be a "tree-hugger*!

    2606 days ago
    I had a huge tree fall less than 2 feet from where I was working in the garden on Halloween 4 years ago. Top of it hit another tree and because it was old and rotted and the woodpeckers had pretty much hollowed it out, the top shattered into firewood...otherwise it would have taken out the garage. I'll have to dig out the pictures and blog about it. I DO smoke...and that afternoon there weren't enough cigarettes to get me calmed down!
    2606 days ago
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