Even today, bonfires light up the skies in many parts of the British Isles and Ireland at this season, although in many areas of Britain their significance has been co-opted by Guy Fawkes Day, which falls on November 5th, and commemorates an unsuccessful attempt to blow up the English Houses of Parliament in the 17th century. In one Devonshire village, the extraordinary sight of both men and women running through the streets with blazing tar barrels on their backs can still be seen! Whatever the reason, there will probably always be a human need to make fires against the winter’s dark.
My mother, of Highland Scot descent, is from Tuscaloosa, Alabama known as the Druid City mainly for the oak trees.
She always wanted to see that land
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Hi Jim I lived in Alabama and attended the University in Tuscaloosa loved those trees!