May you all have a
fantastic 2012 that is filled with:
Happy New Year!!!
|Oooops! Forgot to take pic after cooking!|
There is a bushel full of theories about the origin of apples, but we all remember the story of John Chapman, or Johnny Appleseed as the legend goes, who was born in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1774 and died in Ft. Wayne, Indiana in March, 1845.
He was liked for his kind, generous ways and for planting apple seeds along his travels around the country ~ over a 50 year period, buying and selling land and developing thousands of productive apple trees. His dream was to produce so many apples that no one would ever go hungry.
Johnny Appleseed, postcard, 1972
“He shoveled the bacon out on a plate and broke the eggs in the hot grease, and they jumped and fluttered their edges to brown lace and make clucking sounds.”~ John Steinbeck, East of Eden