Steps of Faith

Steps of Faith

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Pucker Up Baby!

How many of you know what this little thing is?    It's an American Persimmon and until it becomes RIPE, the thing is very astringent.
Once they turn orange and ripen, it really has a sweet taste. 

 Persimmon trees grow very well in our area and this particular kind is wild to our area.  I took this photo at our City Park.  There are several of them all around, and I must say.....they do make for some pretty good shade.

A couple of weeks ago, we were at the park, watching Trey play baseball.  While we were sitting there, Mylee walked up with one of the green fruits in here hand.  She wanted to know if she could eat it.  I immediately saw her "Pops" get excited about this question.  Sometimes, he can really be a joker and this was the perfect opportunity for this character to come alive in him.

Sam's response:  "Oh sure's really sweet....go ahead and taste it!"  Of course....he knew full well that it was going to make her mouth pucker, and it did!

Bless her heart.....she wasn't sure what to do!   

After several sips of water, she finally decided to 

she would forgive her Pops and give him a big kiss.

I'm not sure that I would have able to do the same!!

Have a happy day and stay away from green persimmons.

Shug ~


Ginny said...

So funny! But it's good that she will try new foods. I have never tried one, and maybe never even seen one! I will have to look n the grocery store when they are in season.

Terra said...

She is a sweetie to be so forgiving, the taste is horrible when not ripe and a favorite fruit of ours when ripe. You eat it with a spoon when it is soft and rather the consistency of jello.

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