The Fall of Freddie the Leaf, by Leo Buscaglia              


Welcome to the story of, The Fall of Freddie the leaf by, Leo Buscaglia (1924-1998)

Freddie noticed that the other leaves continued to fall.  He thought, "It must be their time."  He saw that some of the leaves lashed back at the wind before they fell, others simply let go and dropped quietly.  Soon the tree was almost bare.  "I'm afraid to die," Freddie told Daniel.  "I don't know what's down there."  "We all fear what we don't know, Freddie.  It's natural," Daniel reassured him.  "Yet, you were not afraid when Spring became Summer.  You were not afraid when Summer became Fall.  They were natural changes.  Why should you be afraid of the season of death?"  "Does the tree die too?" Freddie asked.  "Someday.  But there is something stronger than the tree.  It is life.  That lasts forever and we are all a part of Life."

Excerpted with permission from, The Fall of Freddie the Leaf, published by Slack Books.

This is a very special story.  It was read in it's entirety by, Doug Hills of Bowers Funeral Home, at Brenden's Celebration of Life.  It touched everyone in attendance so deeply that we would like to share it with you.  While we can't print the entire book, the paragraph above gives you a good idea of how this book is written and the way Leo deals with this very emotional process of living, giving, and dying.  The price of, The Fall of Freddie the Leaf, published by Slack Books , is $13.95(us).  It is a hardcover book and is an essential book for any family library. will be purchasing 25 copies of, Freddie the Leaf, which will be given to families with children who have lost a loved one or friend.  If you know of someone who has suffered a recent loss and have young children, send your request for a copy to:  Leo's life was about giving and sharing.  The theme for is, "Helping and Sharing,"  because that's who Brenden was.  He lived to help and share. and Boo's Toys will make sure that lives on.

It's not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something. May I suggest that it be creating joy for others, sharing what we have for the betterment of personkind, bringing hope to the lost and love to the lonely.

Leo F. Buscaglia




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