You Can Go Home

A most lovely children’s book showed up in my mailbox recently. It made me think of my good friend Winnie, who has found her passion in knowing apples and sharing apples.

“Over the years, you have brought much joy through your magazine. Enclosed is a gift of gratitude. And yes, I can go home again through your magazine.” – Michele

Michele Benoit Slawson based her children’s book on her experience picking apples in the Yakima Valley of Washington, where she grew up. She remembers it being both a tradition and a necessity for the community to help bring in the autumn harvest. Michele now lives in the Midwest with her husband and three children.

  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    MaryJane, thank-you for sharing this darling children’s book about Apples. I am going to have to look for a copy myself and add it to my apple book collection. The author sounds like she lived in such a perfect place to learn about and foster her own love and appreciation of one of America’s favorite fruits.

    Speaking of fruit, I am excited to say that my old Orange tree is loaded down this year with beautiful white fragrant flowers. Maybe we can have another reasonable successful orange crop this year. Stay tuned for late November into December for the verdict.

  2. Winnie Nielsen says:

    Oh, I can’t wait for it to arrive so I can sit down and enjoy every page. Thank-you MaryJane for thinking of me and surprising me with my very own copy!

  3. Krista Butters Davis says:

    That is a wonderful surprise. I would have guessed it was Winnie who sent the book as well! I love the cover of this book and I bet the inside pictures are just as beautiful. It’s so neat to hear how much your magazine has impacted the author and how it’s able to take her home.

  4. April says:

    Beautiful surprise, Mary Jane! You have touched so many lives!

  5. Denise says:

    What a wonderful gift! MaryJane you have touched so many lives over the years and I am grateful to have found this community of likeminded people.
    I agree wth Michele in that your magazine and books take me home to the days of my youth. Will be looking for this book.

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