Mostly True Memoirs
She Grew The Best Plums Ever
They were the best plums I ever ate in my life.
My mother-in-law, back in the day, had the most amazing tree in her yard.
It produced the best plums ever.
Every year in early July she would harvest the fruit.
And we would gorge.
I have never eaten a plum as good as one from that tree.
And then one year the tree stopped producing.
My mother-in-law had a green thumb.
She tried everything she could to get more fruit to grow.
But the tree was done.
It was the end of an era.
I was thinking about that tree today.
We have been eating from a big bowl of plums on the kitchen table.
But they’re not nearly as good as the plums that my mother-in-law grew.