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come on, you know you want to say apples, unless you want to sing "Alligators All Around", like I do right now!
but that's only because I saw it posted somewhere recently, and didn't play the video, so the chorus has been ringing in my head, and this seemed the perfect opportunity to listen to it. I've been thinking about doing another round of ABC Wednesday for awhile, and now that's it's back around to 'A' (I've been watching it), I jumped right in, completely unprepared. but as I mentioned above, a great many of us 50-something Americans think 'apple' when someone says 'A is for', and to follow on the theme started by Roger, who is hosting this round, I thought I'd take us back to The Unused Portion's humble beginnings:
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aww! if that isn't my little monkey about to take a bite out of that Empire Apple! back when he was still just a mini-Vermonter, trying to figure out how to get along in NY, even if Mama did work at an apple orchard. and that t-shirt...it was a dress on him for years, but once he grew into it, he grew right out of it. it's long gone, now...this picture was taken the summer before he started kindergarten, when The Unused Portion was 4 months old. now he's about halfway through his first year of high school, and this blog has been active for 10 years running!
so, the history of this blog and ABC Wednesday is that I first jumped in in September of 2012, on the letter 'I', skipped 'Q', and made it all the way to 'W' before I gave up. in 2015, I gave 'A' & 'B' a go, but didn't go any further until 2016, when right around this time, I started another round on 'A', in which I commemorated the recent death of David Bowie, and that was the end of it. until now. so in the interest of getting this entry into the linkup before there's 4000 people in there, that's all I'm going to post, and start thinking up something for next week!
*and Roger's post isn't about apples, after all - it's about Alaska. I guess it's the intro post he writes for the ABC Wednesday site that was about apples. he says his favorite is the Macoun, which I always pronounced "ma-COON", but when I worked at Soons Orchard, Mr. Soons said it "ma-COW-an", and it was his farm (through his daddy and grand-daddy), so that's how I said it, too. I'm not sure about a favorite...the boy ate an Empire a day back then, so I was always flush with those, but I also liked the Gala, Winesap, Braeburn, Cameo, and Jonagolds! not working on an orchard, you kind of have to take what you can get, and at my local store, that tends to be Galas and Honeycrisp. I'm a bit biased against the Honeycrisp, though, so I never buy them! how do you like them apples?