Saturday, June 11, 2011

In Which I Reminisce

I am totally a fan of cherries.

Fresh juicy red cherries are the best.  I like mine a little on the tart side.  Not only are they delicious but they conjure up some great childhood memories.  My grandparents used to have a few trees on their property.  Now looking back I realize how spoiled we were.  How awesome is it that we could just go over to a tree and pick delicious fresh fruit.  Where other kids had to sit in a grocery cart to get buy their fruit fix, we just walked over to the trees and picked our favorites.  Lemons, Cherries and Pomegranates seemed like there were always in my hands.

My grandmother always used to tell us that if we ate too much fruit that it would make us sick.  I don't ever remember getting sick off of any of it.  Looking back now it has dawned on me that she probably was just trying to get us out of her bowl.  She was always making something with them.  Home dried fruit rolls were always asked for.  She had no problems giving into us since she knew what went into the rolls and how they were dried.

I'm lucky that I have lot's of great memories of my grandparents even though they are no longer with us. I have more than a few great stories to share with their great grandchild.  I think sharing those stories over a big bowl of cherries makes it all more special.  Although Clover is in this phase where she doesn't like picking out the pits so mommy has to help.  


  1. is this where you have gotten the need to grow your own fruits???

  2. I was told there is a place in friant you can take the kiddo's to pick cherry's off the tree. I want to look into it and take bug...