Ernest brought me some Paw Paws. To my recollection this is the first time I have ever seen a Paw Paw. Ernest told me they grow on a small to medium tree with drooping leaves. They bloom about April and the fruit is usually ready by September. The color is between a green and a yellow. The fruit has a different taste - I think I would prefer an apple or a pear. The seeds are shaped kinda like a lima bean.
I also got to spend some time with a couple of my best friends. All during High School Joy, Jean and I were best friends. We even went to college together then went our separate ways. This is the first time we have all been together in the same place for many years but it was great to see the two of them again. Joy stopped in Spokane to see me this summer but guess where I was --Mountain City, Tennessee!!!
I always try to spend some quality time with Jean's mother, Sue. Whenever I am at home Jean always stops what she is doing regardless of what it is and makes sure that I get to do some of the things I want and she takes time to share her mother with me. I feel very blessed to have her as my best friend. Since my mother is gone I have adopted Sue as my mother and anytime we have a chance to get together we have a Mother's Day Celebration. This time it was at Port Christopher's in Boone. Sue always has a story or two to tell me. She can tell me exactly word for word how she met her husband some 65 years ago. I have found you can never spend too much time with your friends and family. Other special friends are Duffy and his lovely wife Carnie. They own the Duffy's Country Store in Mountain City. They are truly wonderful people and always make time to visit with you even if it is only a few minutes. Here's Duffy on the Deacon's Bench!
I have other photos but I will use a separate post so that my Canadian friends don't have problems with their bandwidth.
That's it for today.