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Worldly Word Day 9

Good Morning.  Another day and moving along.  This morning I passed my fruit basket in the kitchen and noticed the apples.  Hmmm.....APPLE...word for the day. 
I thought about once again that change of meaning from yesterday to today. 
An apple meant a piece of fruit.  Perhaps it was an apple pie, or apple slice.  Crisp, juicy.  Red or Yellow.   At least that is the way I remember it.  I remember that our next door neighbor had an apple tree.  My grandmother would send me over there when the apples were falling to pick them up so she could make apple pies.  The neighbor didn't bake and allowed us to have them.  So I would go over into their yard with my apron on and fill my apron up with apples.  Grandma used to make her pies and then always send me over next door with an apple pie for them.  A pretty good deal for both parties.  Sometimes the other apples would come the rest of the year by the peddler.  Each day the truck would appear in the alley.  The man would have the scale hanging to weigh you choices.  Sometimes he sold the apples by the bushels.  Grandma would buy bushels and then can them up for the winter.  Sometimes there would be apple butter and apple fritters as well. 
Now when we hear Apple, the first thing we think of is a compluter, i-phone or i-pad.  The logo is identified with electronics.  Not the item you would give to a teacher  or then maybe you would?  I told you an apple story of my growing up....if I told you a story of today's APPLE....it would definitely be different, wouldn't it?  The first Apple description was about our sense of taste.  The new Apple description would be about one's taste in a product....and one's pocketbook. 
Quote for the day...."Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why." -- Bernard M. Baruch

2 Comments to Worldly Word Day 9:

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Jim on Thursday, January 10, 2013 4:01 PM
I am so glad that you started a blog. It is wonderful to read some of your child hood memories, and many of them are very similar to my child hood as I was growing up. I will be looking forward to reading more.
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Debi Gajewski on Thursday, January 10, 2013 8:38 PM
Dear Jim, Thank you for the kind words I am so glad that I have gotten some positive feedback on my blog. I loved that it is something that is shared. As a storyteller, I fell that we not only need to look at the future, but to the past as well. Looking back in time is such a pleasureable thing to do and to share it makes it that much better. I hope that the blog continues to hold your interest and sparks more comments. Have a wonderful day and thanks again.

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