When we were children we couldn’t wait for school brakes to start so we could go to the village Gradac (Serbia) where our grandfather Bozidar lived. We were enjoying fairytale summers on our grandfather’s estate. It would be very hard to name all the games that we had played and retell every anecdote and story or describe all vivid characters that we had met there.
Of course, like in any other country side there are a lot of trees. Nevertheless one particular tree has always been a mark point and living thing of admiration. The Bosa’s Oak. Our great grandfather was telling us stories about the oak which was growing on his estate. And later our aunt Bosa inherited it, and that is why we are still calling it Bosa’s oak. The oak knows long forgotten stories of our past and we are hoping that it will continue to be an important member of our family and village life for a very long time. We would like to think that it will maintain to admire passersby as well as residents yet to come.
Ratibor and Bosko Tanasijevic