August 4

August 4, 2011 at 11:35 pm | Posted in Giggles, Transylvania | 5 Comments
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August 4: An Apple a Day …
When our new friend came over to play earlier this week, the kiddos spent some time gathering apples that had fallen on neighborhood sidewalks. The apples were pretty gnarly — rained on, stepped on, squished into drain grates — so I didn’t plan to let them eat any. But as they were exclaiming to each other over a new find, a man came out from a house and yelled something at me. I thought he was upset with us for taking his apples, and I tried to explain that we’d gotten them from the sidewalk across the street. Instead, I finally realized, he was telling us to put down the ones we had collected … and he handed me a big bucket of red apples from his own tree. I started to pick out a couple and he insisted we take them all. They were dented and dirty and ripe and authentic and delicious. We couldn’t eat them fast enough!


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  1. And the kindness of a stranger is the greatest treat of all!! A true fruit of the Spirit, to be savoured by you!! 🙂

  2. What a nice thing for your neighbor to do. Are you going to make anything with them? 🙂

  3. Reminds me of the old couple who’s pear tree grew over our garden fence. When the pears dropped, we picked them up and took them back but were told to keep them. They were delicious. We went out a week or so later picking blackberries so picked an extra pot for our friendly neighbours.
    When the tree-triming season came, they cut the long branches to very short stumpy ones … except the one which hung over our fence 🙂

  4. Oh I LOVE the perspective here. Sweet story, too 🙂

  5. […] (Almost as much as I love watching people walk up and down our street all day, dodging cars, dogs, fallen fruit, and the occasional pile of horse poop.) I always wonder if the people I see are on their way out […]

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