Picking Cherries

Today my baby sister and her hubby are stopping overnight before they venture home to the west side of the Cascades.

We had such a wonderful church service on the 4th of July.

Have you ever sung the 4th stanza of our National Anthem? We sang all 4 stanzas in church on Sunday.

O thus be it ever when freemen shall stand
Between their lov’d home and the war’s desolation!
Blest with vict’ry and peace may the heav’n rescued land
Praise the power that hath made and preserv’d us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto – “In God is our trust,”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Praising the Power who hath preserved our nation. Thank you Lord!

Last week during our heat wave we tiptoed to our neighbor’s Cherry trees very early to help him out by picking. Our neighbor had his leg amputated below the knee this past year and understandably is unable to do what he’s done in the past. We didn’t want to wake him up or get his little dog barking so we were as quiet as could be.

They are very tall trees and Dear is on a 10 foot ladder.

There are still more cherries to pick so we’ll sneak over early today to pick some more.

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

10 thoughts on “Picking Cherries

  1. I hadn’t heard that last stanza, that’s amazing! I love it. What a sweet way to help your neighbor. You two are so thoughtful! We have a miniature cherry tree but we can’t keep the birds and squirrels away from it! We’re lucky if we harvest 2 cups each year.

  2. Yes, I have sang all the stanza before!
    Nice of you to help out with the cherry picking. I’m sure if I did that I’d be eating more than I was picking! 🙂

  3. So nice of you to help him out. (I’m sure that’s what you meant!) When Bill was little (in Eastern Washington too) his family raised cherries to sell and my MIL told me a story about neighbor kids sneaking over to pick their cherries — but sadly not because it was to help them out ;>)

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