|Apple Core © V. Bridges Hoyt|
...The saying goes, "An apple a day will keep the doctor away." I remember a little golden book about Johnny Appleseed that I used to read to my kids ... or was it my little brother? Maybe both. The story was that Johnny Appleseed traveled all over America planting apple seeds to grow apple trees. The illustrations were wonderful, and Johnny always wore an upside down long-handled pan upon his head. Why that sticks in my mind is a mystery to me, but Mom always had us eating apples when we were children. I've lost the practice of eating an apple a day, but now with the years slipping by and cholesterol numbers rising maybe eating an apple a day would be a good habit to reinstate.
Note: The image above is a crop from a larger painting that sold in 2008.
V. Bridges Hoyt