Home & Garden
February 19, 2013
Home of Fine Furniture
“We Service, Deliver and Finance What We Sell”
Store Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00-5:30 • Saturday 9:00-2:00
512-237-2432 • 512-360-3262
206 NW Loop 230 • Smithville
Large selection of motion furniture
in fabric, leather, and power:
• Reclining Sofas • Love Seats
• Rocker Recliners & More
After all this hard work...
...it’s time to relax
Lane, La-Z-boy, Best, Broyhill, Franklin & more....
Give a new look to your home for spring
with new furniture.
There is no place like Milton’s, home of
fine furniture in Smithville to find the right
furniture for every room of the house.
Whether you need just a accent table or
a whole new room, they have a large selec-
tion to choose from.
Established in Smithville in 1948, by
the late Milton Mutschink, the store is still
owned and operated by the family.
Milton’s original policywas to sell good,
qualitymerchandise at affordable prices, of-
fering national name brands. Milton’s also
offers delivery and set-up along with fi-
nancing and dependable service. This same
policy continues today.
Milton’s stocks the latest in styles,
trends, fabrics and colors, with a large se-
lection of living room, dining, bedroom,
bedding, youth and home office furniture.
Entertainment, wall units, curios, cedar
chests and a wide variety of accessories are
also displayed in their large showroom and
Milton’s carries a full line of major ap-
pliances and built-ins such as GE, Hotpoint,
Whirlpool and Estate, along with a service
Make plans to shop at Milton’s before
you buy. We service, deliver and finance
what we sell!
From Appliances to
Has a Wide Selection
Round Top area consulting arborist and
author, Margaret Hall Spencer, doesn’t just
love trees, she loves educating others about
She has taught tree care classes for Tex-
as Master Gardeners, Texas Master Natu-
ralists, and numerous non-profit organiza-
tions. She has given presentations at urban
forestry conferences around Texas as well
as at the Keep Texas Beautiful conference,
When volunteering with different or-
ganizations and at various events, Marga-
ret’s favorite people to work with quickly
became the children. The children’s enthu-
siasm for learning about the trees, naming
the trees as they were planting little saplings
on Arbor Day, joy in receiving saplings to
take home, and excitement of anticipating
watching their saplings grow into trees was
inspiring to Margaret.
The idea came to her that if she could
talk to children about trees, she could write
to children about trees. Margaret’s specialty
is urban forestry - planning for and caring
for trees in urban areas, so she decided to
write about what she knew, the benefits of
our city trees. My City Tree Cares for Me
took root (pun intended).
Margaret’s delightful first book tells
the story of Callie, a young girl who moves
with her parents from the country to the
city. Callie is not sure she’ll be happy living
in the city, but when they arrive there, it’s
nothing like she thought it would be.
She is surprised to see lots of beautiful
trees. Then she discovers that the big tree
in her front yard is very special. Baxter the
bur oak teaches Callie about the good things
he does for her home, and his acorn friend
Mac takes her on an adventure around the
During the book’s first year of publi-
cation, Margaret was honored to conduct
readings at several school Arbor Day cel-
ebrations and at the Houston Arboretum’s
Earth Day celebration. Her greatest honor
came last May when she read the book at the
grand opening of theTexasArboretum at the
Lady Bird JohnsonWildflower Center.
Margaret and her husband, Robin re-
cently moved from Houston to the Round
Top area. She is the owner of Streamside
Green, LLC, and consults on tree and
landscape projects. She is also the Texas
Regional Coordinator for the Tree Care In-
dustry Association, working with tree care
businesses on safety practices.
Margarets book My City Tree Cares for
Me is available at the Fayette County Re-
cord office, located at 127 S. Washington
St. in La Grange.
Author Loves Educating
Children About Trees