Rachel Brougham: Burning Memories

Both my grandmothers were known for their pie, one apple, the other cherry. Both my grandmothers died in 2011.

When we bought our house in 2016, we were excited to discover that the previous owners had planted a cherry tree in the back corner of the property. The tree must have been quite young because it only produced a handful of cherries the first few years we were here.

Rachel Brougham

In 2018, when my husband Colin died suddenly in a cycling accident, some longtime family friends bought my son and I a cherry tree to plant in his honor. Colin loved cherry pie, especially Grandma’s.

Over the past few years, both of our cherry trees have produced an abundance of fruit. The older tree seems to ripen first and the newer tree is ready a week or two later.

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