We are near the end of the Japanese Magnolia blooming season for this spring. We now have several of them in Seward but this was an early one. This is the house on North 5th street my folks bought and moved to when they retired from the farm in 1976. They had a very Happy Retirement and lived here till their passing in 1989 and '90. It was in the early '80's that I brought the Magnolia out from Nebraska Nurseries and planted it for the folks on the north side of the driveway. The place was then sold to a young couple that were coming to Seward. During their several years there, they added a parking strip to the driveway and moved the tree to it's current location. We continue to be indebted to them for their having moved the Magnolia since it meant so much to the folks. They made other improvements to the place as have subsequent owners. Many of us in the Florence and Tony Vrana family have so many Happy Memories of the Folks in this place and of the Magnolia that it serves as a Memorial to them as we picture it in bloom and drive past the place on our way to Church.