Oh we love going to the local orchards this time of year. Not only are there gorgeous pumpkins but delicious apples as well.
I just never get tired of seeing all of the beautiful Fall pumpkins. This orchard even has lots of cute wagons for you to put your pumpkins in. Oh and then there are the Fall apples!! So many wonderful varieties to choose from. I love putting up apples so that I can make apple pies, apple butter,apple jelly and apple sauce during the Winter months. I don’t care for the candy apples but boy do I love a good caramel apple and add some nuts like these have and it makes it even better!! Do you like going to local orchards and getting apples?
I have been noticing lately when I am out how some people are treating older people. You know it is really sad how people don’t respect and learn from them. As long as my parents and grandparents were here I never stopped learning from them. When I married my husband many years ago I was so impressed with my mother-in-law. She is the best cook I have ever known and she has always been so good to share all of her recipes and knowledge with me. So many times I will cook something and get a lot of compliments and it will be a dish I learned how to make from her. Her decorating skills have always been awesome and her gardening skills I would put up against almost anyone.People are amazed that I know the botanical names of so many plants, again this is something that I learned from her! A while back I picked up the phone to call her and ask a question about something that I was wanting to can out of the garden and she had the answer right off. I remember thinking here she is 82 years old and how cool is this that I call her and find out these things first hand. I can’t even begin to tell you how many times over the years I have called her to ask her advice or knowledge about something.Long before the internet she was like having our own Google!! We have always liked hearing stories about how they used to do things when she was younger. She told me this past year that most people really didn’t want to hear things like that. I told her that what I was seeing was that more and more people are wanting to do things like was done years before. She had even told me that she knew there were people in the family that didn’t want to hear the stories.She also told me that since she had gotten older that when she was out that she had noticed how differently older people are treated. I even had someone tell me recently about their mother-in-law that had to go to a living place that she could tell her stories to some people who hadn’t heard them. I was really really surprised that he had said this. We can all be a giving in different ways. It can be a smile or a kind word or listening to someone tell a story we have already heard. You know older people like our parents and grandparents have such a vast wealth of knowledge and experiences that they can share with us if we just take the time to listen. Just remember the world says what goes around comes around but the Lord says you reap what you sow. because you know what? We are all going to be the older parents and grandparents as time goes on. Do you learn from your parents, grandparents and elders and treat them with respect?
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