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Monday, September 23, 2013

From Apples to the Apples of My Eye.

Saturday dawned as the perfect day to go apple-picking with a carload of gal friends.  We go to a local orchard in Massachusetts - our local can range from NY to VT to MA.  This orchard is along the mountains (the charming fellow who was directing cars said they were the Appalachians - I'd have to check) and the views on a day like Saturday are glorious.




I went with L and her sister, AM, and our friend N.  L's sister (as is L and N) is from downstate - she lives in the City.  And she is a chatterbox.  N and I finished up ahead of them and, as we sat at a picnic table waiting for them, we could make out their progress by the sound of AM's voice, going up and down the rows.  It was a lovely, fun morning.

When they dropped me off, I hit the ground running, as I had my sister and her son staying with me that night.  I swept up a badger-sized wad of cat/dog hair (Why is it that none of them are bald as an egg?  They should ALL be!), cleaned both bathrooms, the kitchen, my bedroom, the guestroom, did my chores, and got presentable.  We were all going to converge on my parents' house to celebrate my mom's 90th birthday.  It was an interesting and diverse group - and it was the first time in a loooong time that we had all been together.  Dinner was at my mom's favorite restaurant - which happens to be mine as well.  A wonderful time was had by all.

So my day started with apple-picking and ended with the Apples of My Eye.


10 comments:

  1. What a wonderful picture of your parents....they are amazing.

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    1. Sylvie - They are, aren't they? Mom had her outfit planned right down to her accessories...although I'm not sure she meant to include the white socks. I think that tie Dad has on is almost as old as I am. He never throws anything out!

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  2. Happy Birthday to your mom. Great picture. My mom's parents lived to 92 and 94 and were married over 67 years.

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    1. TL - So, longevity is in your genes, too! My parents are celebrating their 64th today!

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  3. Your mom and dad look like the sweetest of hearts!

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    1. Mama Pea - They are. Two sweet peas in a pod.

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  4. How wonderful that your parents still have each other and you have them! Happy Birthday Anniversary Great Mom & Dad EVERYDAY Day!

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    1. Carolyn - We sure ARE lucky. And they are fun to be with, too!

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  5. The way your mom has her hand touching your dad speaks volumes about their relationship. Simply lovely.

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  6. Love that picture of your folks.

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