Rose meets Delaney
Summer Rose was in her yard playing and the little
girl that lives next door called her name.
to the fence and opened the gate. The little girl
next door said Hi, my name is Delaney Kirgis and I
live next door.
Rose said, I'm Summer Rose. Delaney told Summer
Rose she had to do a project for school and she
had to collect leaves and do a poster board and
tell what they are.. Delaney said, I know you are
Indian and you can help me, please. You have all
kinds of trees in the wooded area behind your
house and we could go there and look. My Mom said
you would know the leaves much better than me.
Summer Rose was so excited, she said, we have to
go to the library and get us a book on trees and
leaves, that will be fun.
course they were to young to go to the woods alone
so Summer Rose's dad said he would take them.
asked her Mom Niki, if she would take them to the
library to get books. Of course she said, we'll go
in the morning.
Rose and Delaney were so excited, they could
took them to the library to get books. The lady at
the library told them they would have to get a
card. Delaney ran to her mom and told her she
needed some help. Niki helped them fill out their
cards and the lady handed them their own card with
their names on them. Delaney and Summer Rose were
so excited. She told them they could both check
out one book. Niki had already told the girls they
couldn't make noise or talk loud in the library so
they just giggled and ask Niki to help them find
the one with trees and leaves. Niki was so proud
of the girls for acting so grown up. They checked
out their books and the lady said, anytime you
want you can come here and read all the books you
as they got home they started looking through the
books, the girls didn't know there were so many
different kinds of trees. Many trees are food for
the animals in the forest, that's what Summer Rose
had picked a book with a large oak tree and Summer
Rose picked one with a Big Dogwood tree on it.
asked her Dad if he would take them to the wooded
area to look for leaves. He told the girls, study
your books and we'll go Saturday morning. The
girls were so excited for Saturday to come. They
looked and looked at their books so they would
know some of the trees.
was so excited about her report, she knew with
Summer Rose's help she would do good.
Saturday morning Summer Rose woke her dad and said
today's Saturday, lets go dad.
called Niki and told her Summer Rose was ready and
to send Delaney over, she would pack them a lunch.
girls went for their exciting adventure. The girls
had their books and notebooks and a bag to put
their leaves in. The very first tree they saw was
so big and beautiful. Summer Rose's dad told the
girls the tree was a maple tree and there were
different kinds of maple trees, Sugar maple and
Red maple and all their leaves were different, so
they each took a leaf from the tree and placed it
in their bag.
a sudden Delaney saw the most beautiful flower and
ask Summer Rose what kind it was and Summer Rose
knew this one without looking at her book, it was
the Dogwood tree, and she told Delaney one day she
would tell her a story about the dogwood tree.
They each took a leaf. Now the girls had one maple
leaf and one dogwood and then they saw another
tree, it was a chestnut tree with nuts on it. They
loved that. Summr Rose's dad told the girls
that many animals used this tree for food.
the girls saw a beautiful silver tree, it looked
silver, they asked Summer Rose's dad what it was.
Oh that's a White oak and it always looks like
it's silver, it has beautiful leaves on it.
girls took a leaf and wrote the name on a piece of
paper. They only took one leaf from each tree
because Summer Rose told Delaney that the Indians
believe you never take more than you need and you
never throw anything away, always make good use of
the things you have.
sat down finally and ate their lunch and then
headed for home.
ask if Summer Rose would come to her house and
help her put her leaves on a poster board for
school. Oh yes, said Summer Rose, I'll ask my Mom.
Delaney's Mom showed the girls how to put their
leaves between two pieces of wax paper to keep
them pretty and Delaney did her project and it was
perfect. She was so proud of it and she thanked
Summer Rose and her Dad so much for helping her.
Now Summer Rose has a new friend and she lives
.© Harriett Dash