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This Week’s Joy: Pie

Pecan pie
Photo by Levi Guzman on Unsplash

My teen-aged nephew was selling pies to raise money for his high school marching band. Pies, of course, are delicious.

These pies came from a nearby orchard that I remembered from my own childhood. At this farm, you can pick apples, visit barnyard animals, and even cut down your own Christmas tree.

I bought three pies, hoping for the kind of naming opportunity that institutional fundraisers use to…




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Christine Muller

Christine Muller

Writer, researcher, educator, and armchair enthusiast drawn to stories at the blurred boundaries between history and hearsay.

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