“I don’t have a favorite fruit. There are things that thrill me each turn of the season.”

When I woke up, it was sunny but right now the sky is cloudy, and the wind is blowing everything, even the biggest branches. The sun, though, keeps making quick reappearances which gives me some hope for the day. The high will only be in the very low 60’s. Tonight could get as cold as the 40’s. I’m especially glad, then, that the storm doors are in so I can keep the inside doors open. Cat1 and the dog are glad too. The cat can keep looking out the dog door, and Henry can go out without me opening the door though he does hesitate when the cat is there.

My lawn has yellow leaves strewn about. Today’s wind will blow more from the trees. The back trees are still green. Most are scrub oak. Their leaves turn red.

When I was a kid, my mother made the best school lunches. Packed into my lunch box would be a sandwich or soup, maybe chips and dessert. My favorite was a bologna sandwich except on Fridays when I was stuck with tuna. My favorite dessert was a pack of Hostess cupcakes, but I didn’t turn my nose up at cookies, chocolate chip being my favorite. On cold winter days, I loved soup. Usually it was chicken noodle which often presented a problem. If I wasn’t careful, the chicken would jump out of the thermos and plop into the thermos top I used as a bowl. Waves of soup would be sent into the air and all over my blouse. It was a bit of a mess.

My favorite lunch ever was the fruit salad I had every day in Ghana. It had bananas, oranges, pineapple, pawpaw aka papaya and mango. Every fruit was ripe and delicious. I never knew fruit could taste so good. That was the first time I ever saw let alone ate pawpaw and mango. Now they are common in grocery stores, and I buy them. Ripe mangoes drip.

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4 Comments on ““I don’t have a favorite fruit. There are things that thrill me each turn of the season.””

  1. olof1 Says:

    28,4F here this morning and it won’t be any warmer than 44,6 during the day, autumn is truly here now. Lots of snow has fallen up north but I do hope that won’t happen here for at least a month or two 🙂 Today will be sunny though.

    I do like mango, it is together with banana my favorite fruit. Nast expensive here though and immigrants coming from countries growing it just laugh at the small size they sell here 🙂 🙂

    The one You call pawpaw is called papaya here and for me Pawpaw (Asimina triloba) is an American fruit that I’ve tried to grow in the garden. The fruit is easily damaged during transport so I have actually no idea what it tastes like but is said to be delicious, have You tried the American pawpaw?

    Have a great day!


    • katry Says:

      Hi Christer,
      I didn’t even know there is an American pawpaw. In Ghana, there was only the pawpaw which is our papaya only a bit smaller. People here don’t know the term pawpaw. In Ghana they didn’t know the word papaya.

      It was a chilly night. Henry’s fur was cold to the touch. Up north, in Maine, they had. dusting of snow. They were thrilled at the thought of open ski areas by the end of the month.

      I love bananas.

  2. Bob Cohen Says:

    Hi Kat,

    I arrived back home after midnight last night which made for a long day. Of course the fruit in Ghana was better than what you buy here because it was fresh. Other than local fruit you might buy in a farmer’s market, the grocery store fruit has been shipped in and been refrigerated before you buy it which hinders the ripening process. However, when you and I were kids fruits were only available in grocery stores during certain seasons.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Bob,
      I hadn’t ever had such fresh fruit except for apples. We used to pick them at an orchard. What amazed me was the oranges in Ghana were green. People here expect oranges to be orange so that means most green oranges in the United States and Europe have to be colored in some way. People see green ones as unripe. In Ghana they were the sweetest fruit.

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