Judy RoylanceFairmont, West Virginia
An Apple Tree Story
Once upon a time, on a farm not too far away and not very long ago, there were five very old apple trees. Sadly, they had no apples. They had not had any apples for many years; no one knows how many. One tree was very tall; one was very wide; three were dwarfs. The first dwarf tree stood next to a forsythia bush which was too tired to put out any yellow flowers in April. The second dwarf tree would have had a lovely shape if it had had anyone to prune the suckering branches. The third dwarf tree stood near the hayfield and was very unhappy indeed.