Monday, July 05, 2010
Grandpa and Green Plums
The DH (dear hubby) found a couple of abandoned fruit trees recently. We've been enjoying foraged cherries, red plums and green plums. Have you heard of green plums? I had not, and they are spectacular! Sweet and fleshy.
Plums make me think of my grandparents' farm in the summer. They always grew plums - red and dark purple. I ate many a plum straight from the tree and spent the afternoon with sticky chin and stained shirt. Grandma and Grandpa had an ongoing friendly debate about the best care for the plum trees, and forecasts of the harvest. Grandma's plum jelly is among my favorites!
I would like to write Grandpa a letter and tell him about these green plums. I would like to share with him my adventures in this foreign land, so similar and yet so different from my home. Grandpa passed away last week and I miss him. He taught me to enjoy life slowly, respectfully and simply.