FLORIDA, Mass. – Just for a moment, it takes your breath away.
Pine and birch branches here are dusted with a soft, fresh coat of pristine January snow and the mid-morning panoramic view of the frosted Berkshires is stunningly beautiful.
It’s a place where a visitor might pause, reflect, and think: I could stay here forever.
Now, some are planning to do just that.
Because if you look closely at the hemlocks and the sugar maples in the woods here, you’ll notice that beneath their barren branches some carry small green metallic tags that identify them as future memorial trees.
A place where someday loved ones will gather. Perhaps they’ll hold hands. A guitar will be strummed. Songs will be sung. Prayers will be said.
And then the mortal remains of moms and dads, sons and daughters will be spread at the base of a stately old, tall tree and forever committed to the earth.
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