Apr
23
    
How Honey Locust Affinity Group Got Its Name

By Bob Brainerd

The first meeting of the group was at Northeastern University.  It was evening, and we were sitting under a tree recently planted in the new courtyard on Huntington Avenue.  The tree was a Honey Locust – probably named because of the honey-shade of its leaves.  As I recall – possibly with the aid of a romanticizing memory – the soft lighting brought out the color.

Later, at Seabrook, I had been ferrying Clams from a central parking place to camping grounds.  Finally, the job completed, I wanted to meet up with my group for the night.  I asked some one in charge if they had seen any Honey Locusts.  “ No,” they said seriously, “but it’s pretty dark there in the woods by now.  I think you will have a better chance in the morning”.

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