The Honking Tree
If you live or have lived west of Wichita, Kansas, then you might recognize this tree that grows on the south side of K96, a couple of miles west of the Maize exit.
Some locals refer to it as the “Honking Tree.” Others remember late nights of drinking beer when a pit stop was required in order to empty full bladders. They called it the “Peeing Tree.”
Still others recall it as “The Ten-Mile Tree,” and “The Kissing Tree.”
I’m a writer and author who is currently developing a workshop on the topic, “Memoir Writing.”
While I’ve written a police memoir, people use their memories to write in many genres–poetry, prose, posts, etc.
I’m asking for help from readers like you. Do you know the Honking Tree? Do you have any memories to share with me? I just had a friend reply to a Facebook post. He said that his family used to honk as they drove by the tree until he was in college. He also said that he was “a superstitious regular.”
If you don’t know the Honking Tree, you can still be a big help to me. Do you have a memory to share? Or, do you have an interesting superstitious memory? I’m curious.
If you’d like to participate in this inquiry, you can respond to this post via smailmail, email, Facebook, or Messenger. Please include contact information.
I continue to share many of my memories on my website, blog, and podcast.
What’s one of your memories?
Until next time, happy writing and reading!