Thursday, August 3, 2017

The Big Plum Tree

When I was growing up, there was a big plum tree in the neighborhood, and me and my friends would hide in one of the bushes, and when no one was out in the yard, we would pick the plums that had fallen to the ground and eat and enjoy.  It was an ornamental tree so the fruit was edible, but the quality was not the best.  The owner of the house used to get angry when the kids would do this.  A couple times we saw them looking out the window as we scurried away.  I was never scolded or got in trouble though, as the house belonged to my uncle, my dad's brother.  ; )   Kids will sometimes be mischievous during the hot summer days.  I'm very close to my aunt and uncle, who are still living in that same house today.  They are in their 90's, and although the plum tree has been cut down since then, I will always remember the silly childhood fun all of us had in the neighborhood.


*I don't think this is a plum tree,
but it sure looks like the one in the front yard of my uncle's house.
 
~Sheri

27 comments:

Regine Karpel said...

Love.

Susie said...

Sheri, I love this memory from your childhood. We used to eat green apples from the neighbor's tree...it was our big brother who would go get them. Those old neighbor's later in life went into a nursing home and when the lady (Mary) passed her sweet husband(Henry) passed the next day. I always thought that was true love, when one did not want to live another day without the other. They were aged when we moved next to them. Yes, Charles got into trouble for picking the apples...mom never wanted us kids to trespass. I think he got more spankings than any of us...all well deserved. LOL. Blessings, hope you are loving summertime. xoxo,love, Susie

Jody Gabara said...

Sheri, Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful family story. It brings back memories of my brothers and sisters playing in the summer months. Fun Times ♥Hugs, Jody

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Hope this hot weather isn't getting you down, it sure is hot and humid. Yes, your post brought back many funny memories of summer fun.

Stay cool and have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs,
Mary

Sandi said...

Sweet memory :)

Debby Ray said...

What a fun memory, Sheri. I love seeing things that remind me of special childhood memories! It seems like more and more, my memory is sparked by something. I like being reminded of the old days, don't you?

Pilar said...

Such a lovely memory you shared! I've been wanting plums since the Summer started! The plums I've seen in the store just don't look all that great. Maybe I'll find luck at the Farmers Market for some plums!

nonie everythingsewing said...

Love memories from the past. I feel very lucky to have a childhood memories, that we get to have. I don't think the young kids of today will as thrilled to sit under a tree and eat it's fruit. I remember wandering in they garden eating peas and green beans, straight from the bush.

Nonie

Lowcarb team member said...

Such a sweet memory ...

All the best Jan

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Your memory of the plum tree is so familiar, Sheri. We had a lady that lived up the street from us that had a pear tree that we raided the fallen fruit. She wasn't too happy about it either, but she never told our parents. I had't thought about this in years. Thanks for the memory jogger! ♥

Rose said...

Such a fun memory...so glad you still have your aunt and uncle!

Karen said...

This is a wonderful memory of a special aunt and uncle.

Carla from The River said...

Thank you for sharing your memories ... I enjoy them.
xx oo
Carla

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Aw, Sheri! Those are sweet memories and how wonderful that your Aunt and Uncle are still living there! There is nothing like a sun-ripened plum on a hot summer day, especially when it is free for the taking :) Love those sweet childhood days :) Sending hugs xo Karen

Susan said...

Awwwwwm Sheri. That was a sweet memory. Glad you got to eat those delicious plums. God bless your auntie and uncle. Boy, they are in their 90s? That is wonderful. Hugs. Susan

TARYTERRE said...

What a sweet childhood memory. WE used to have a plum tree here too, but it has since died. Therefore i will not dwell on it's demise but revel in your sweet story.

Mercy F said...

This is a nice childhood memory, I had the same one like that and it always makes me smile when I think about it. Such a refreshing post Sheri, have a fun weekend ahead! Cheers!!! Mercy

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Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning my friend!

Summer surely is a time to remember, and because of it, I always feel younger every year for it. What a gift to be able to remember great childhood moments.

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Wonderful memories Sheri. Reliving our childhood is wonderful. my grandparents has a huge peach tree. Happy summer. xo

Diana Kosmoski said...

What a great memory, Sheri. Those are the fun days of childhood that we look back on and they make us smile. xo Diana

Pam Jackson said...

Those trees are so cool. Memories...aren't they great!

RaeAbigael said...

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Angelsdoor * Penny said...

What a sweet memory Sheri... I use to sit under the umbrella of our apricot tree as a child and eat as many as I could. I would stack the seeds in an attempt to build a house.
Thank you for sharing your memories.
blessings,
Penny

baili said...

How sweet memories my dear friend!!!

I get along with your story through my imagination and enjoyed your childhood adventures in your uncle's yard.

Hope they are having beautiful time with each other in their 90s ,may they be blessed with health and peace amen.

When i got in my village i was six and along with my cousins took part in many such adventures and unlike you once the owner of the garden hold my hand and took me to my grandma and mother who scold on my for this though it was not my fault at all i was new and my girl cousin did not tell me that this garden did not belong to my grand parents

eileeninmd said...

Hello, sweet memory of your childhood. It is a pretty tree.

Enjoy your day!

It's me said...

Always good to have beautiful memory's.....love Ria x ❤️

Marilyn Miller said...

Our plum tree will have ripe plums in a couple more weeks. Looking forward to the deliciousness. That does look like a plum tree in your picture.