Sunday, October 12, 2008


Possum up a 'simmon tree
Raccoon on the ground
Possum says you son of a gun
Lay my 'simmons down.

- mid to late 1800s, author unknown.

The verse also forms a portion of the traditional song "Bile Dem Cabbage Down", in various permutations in black spirituals, and many other folk songs.

Thanks to for the song.

My parents have a persimmon tree. As the years have gone by, our family has looked forward to the harvest each fall. Persimmons have replaced pumpkins as my preferred fall home decor and fall fruit. The tree had some magnificently large persimmons on it that we could see from the second story window. Despite the net, some critters shimmied up the trunk and ate most of the fruit! The hubby will hand carry on de plane some to the Lambster for her 20th b-day. I bought these from the market !

1 comment:

adam and melissa said...

Cool! Will you eat them after you enjoy the look of them?

I didn't realize you were a dancer as well, that is awesome- you are well rounded in your creativity. My friend Isabel Von Rittberg has a small vertical dance company in the Bay area called AscenDance, they share a space with Bandaloop. It's my dream to do a piece with them someday, as I am a climber, and used to study modern dance a little!

Happy Fall,

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