Growing up, we had several fruit trees in our backyard. My dad in particular was very proud of the trees. We had pear, apple and apricot trees and grape vines. I am a fruit lover, and I remember how delicious it all was.
My dad worked hard to keep his trees pruned and watered. He was the gardener who tended the branches and we children were the gardener’s helpers. We always shared the abundance of fruit with family and neighbors.