Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree

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“Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree”

Don’t sit under the apple tree
With anyone else but me
Anyone else but me
Anyone else but me
No no no

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Don’t sit under the apple tree
With anyone else but me
’til I come marching home
Don’t go walking down lovers lane
With anyone else but me
Anyone else but me
Anyone else but me
No no no

Its lyrics are the words of two young lovers who pledge their fidelity while one of them is away serving in the war. Made popular by Glen Miller and the Andrew’s Sisters during World War II. Just yesterday as I walked under our apple tree and commented on the beauty of the blossoms, Dear called out “Don’t sit under the apple tree with anyone else but me”.

Seems somewhat appropriate that I post this song and my apple blossom photos as our daughter Katie and I think about packing the car to head to Camp Lejeune for her to be reunited with her beloved who has been serving with the Marines in Afghanistan since September.

No, don’t go walking down lovers’ lane
No, walking down lovers’ lane till you see
When you see me marching home
Then we’ll go arm in arm and
Sit down under the apple tree
Baby, just you and me
When I come marching home

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Happy Friday to you all. Today Katie and I have hair appointments and Dear and I have eye appointments. Am I packed? No. I do have some piles going. Katie has made some good progress. We both have 1 P.M. events tomorrow and then tomorrow evening we’ll pack up the car.

What’s going on in your part of the world?

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

18 thoughts on “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree

  1. Such an exciting time for Katie to anticipate reuniting with her beloved. I hope your packing and trip go well. Lovely apple blossoms and the song is running through my head now.

  2. My parents were dancing to that song when my dad proposed to my mom 🙂

    I can just imagine Katie and Andrew’s excitement! I’m sure it’s been a long hard separation for them both. I’m so glad Katie stayed with you folk – I’m sure that made it easier for her and for you.

    And I’m looking forward to seeing the pictures of your cross country trip together.

    Praying for journeying mercies for you both and for Andrew.


  3. Lovely photos, Ellen. Apple Blossoms are so pure and delicate looking. And what a perfect song to accompany the pictures and the telling of Katie and Andrew’s upcoming reunion!

  4. So beautiful … made me teary … the impending reunion, the lyrics, the photos … thank you for sharing your journeys with us. May your trip be blessed along the way and kept safely in His arms.

  5. What a beautiful entry. I love the photos…and soon you will have your to do list complete and you will roll along with Katie…and enjoy the time together.

  6. Now that’s an oldie and sweet song! Your apple blossoms are so beautiful – it will be quite some time till our trees burst into bloom like that. Happy packing and keep us posted on your journey. Katie must be getting so excited – how wonderful for her that you are doing this together! I’ll be thinking of you.

  7. One of my favorite oldies! Blessings to Katie on her reunion with her beloved, Praying for safe travel. Your apple blossoms are beautiful looks like it is going to be a great harvest of apples this fall Thanks for sharing.

  8. That soft pink is so…… soft! I loved your posts about the tulips farm but these apple blossoms are more my cup of tea. I wish times were as simple as when that song was popular. They really were the Greatest Generation.

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