We were so thankful this week to get a visit from some Georgia friends who happened to be in the area. What a delight to share dinner, conversation, and this apple pie with them. It was a breath of fresh air to see familiar faces and hug familiar necks! It was indeed good for our souls.
It was especially sweet to bake apple pie for these folks–they were some of my favorite pie fans back in Georgia. They loved apple, pecan, and coconut cream, and there’s a lovely grandmother in their family (not on this trip) who likes to “even up” a pie when no one’s looking. I admire that.
Some people like to keep their pies orderly.
I don’t really know if that description fits me, but I’ve definitely been known to have a second slice of pie. Or one for breakfast. Or just the crust pieces. Or just the filling. Fine, I just love the stuff.
It was great to share pie with old friends, but today, I baked a Blueberry Pie for some new ones. Our friends who visited had been to New York, and they brought us some fresh blueberries from the Adirondacks. We tasted a few–SO delicious, and the remainder allowed the perfect amount for a neighborly pie.
Two doors down, we’ve got some nice neighbors whose son has befriended our son. He’s just one year older, and the two boys have played together many days since we arrived in early June. They’ll go to the same school in about a month, and we’re glad for the friendship. The friend’s parents are nice, too. They have offered help with an air conditioning unit and some useful community information, too.
This afternoon, my son and I walked down the street to deliver the pie. When we rang the bell and spoke to the dad of the house, our son’s friend slid–literally–down the hall and declared, “Now, Dad! I want a slice now!” Sure hope they’ll enjoy it.
Good neighbors make the neighborhood sweeter, for sure.
We’re thankful for ours! We haven’t met many folks yet, but there’s nothing like homemade pie to break the ice. It’s a big neighborhood, so I’ve got lots of baking to do. If you’ve got a neighbor that you love–or even one that needs a little warming up–do something nice for them today.
Be a good neighbor,
and maybe all your neighbors will seem a little sweeter. 🙂