One of the homes on the Tour is that of Gayle and Lonn Spencer, and one of their trees is quite unique. Twelve years ago, their 21-year-old son Charlie, an Auburn student who'd been a track and cross-country runner at Phillips Preparatory and Murphy High schools, died of a congenital heart defect.
Beginning the next Christmas, Gayle Spencer started adding butterflies to her tree. "The butterflies," she said, "are the symbol for the Compassionate Friends Organization for bereaved parents."
The photograph at left (provided by Sheradee Davis) is the Spencer's Butterfly Tree.