family, memories

Apple blossom time on Prince Edward Island

“The apple blossoms were out and the world was fresh and young . . .”
    
                                                     Anne of Green Gables
, Ch.XXXVI

The sight of creamy white and pink apple trees in bloom, with their irresistible fragrance, will always be linked in my mind to a sweet family story.

The war had just ended, and my dad, a Flight Lieutenant in the RAF, had returned home from overseas.

My mother was quite taken with this handsome young officer. And he, in his turn, couldn’t quite believe  this beautiful young woman was the same girl whom he remembered playing with his pesky little sisters.

After a few short months of courting, they attended a dance at the yacht club in Charlottetown. They were waltzing to Vera Lynn’s “I’ll Be With You in Apple Blossom Time“, when the question was popped.

(Pause the sidebar music to listen)

There was a friendly debate throughout their marriage as to who actually asked whom during that dance. 🙂

But there was no debate about the answer!

Apple blossom time ~ sweet memories!

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13 thoughts on “Apple blossom time on Prince Edward Island

  1. Sandy Gross says:

    Thank you for sharing and for the pictures…especially of the baby face…I love horses, but I am afraid of their strength….a friend’s brother was kicked in the head and lived the rest of his lifewith much pain and learning difficulties. Reading about your beautiful island home makes me want to move to a slower paced life awayfrom all the hustle and bustle….Refreshing to read your blog.

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  2. If there were no such thing as apple blossoms, you might not be here! A sobering thought… 🙂 What a touching story, and how nice to have such memories surrounding a particular flower, and flowering season. And lovely photos! I love best the one of the nest.

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  3. BevK says:

    Thank you for sharing your parents’ romance. It’s so important to pass these stories on. And once again your pictures are lovely.

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  4. Lovella says:

    Oh how delightful. I just enjoy a sweet story and I’m always drawn to the sweet smell of apple blossoms too. The last picture is so perfect.

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  5. We live in an old crabapple orchard, and our blossom time has already finished, over a week ago, in fact! Everything is so early this year.A sweet and romantic story :)blessings,Niki

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  6. carolyn says:

    A sweet story and photo of your parents. Isn’t the Island beautiful now! I am really happy for the rain today-carrying buckets of water is no fun! Take care, Carolyn

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