Monday, January 19, 2015
The Star Apple of My Eye
I went to Auntie Connie's for lunch on a Saturday. On the way, I dropped Jake, Porter, and Harris at the trail head for Pagat cave.
She toured me around the yard to see all her flowers and trees. Orchids do so well here that she just puts a root on the trunk of a coconut tree and wraps it with nylon hosiery. (Sorry, no pictures!) She also has a huge cactus that's as old as I am. She puts silk flowers on it and people jump out of their car to find out where she got this flowering cactus. One Christmas she used poinsettias. Ha. Bougainvillea are almost threatening here.
Anyway, we were in the corner under some trees and Connie exclaimed,"Fruit!" Sure enough. Star apples.
She sent David, my cousin, after a ladder, and I climbed up through spider webs just begging them not to bite me.
Kiki likes it. When I picked up Jake later, he tried it once with a tiny bite. He actually spit it back out. I told him to take a better bite so he can get the juice. He spit it out again. He's like a little kid when it comes to food! He said it was so sour. Well, I didn't get any sour.
This is my Auntie Meady's store in Agana. It's called Framed, Etc. She previously had a store on Marine Corp Drive with the ocean right across the highway. The last really bad typhoon the shop got flooded. She was actually floating around on her couch. Now, she is a couple blocks back.
Meady is on the right. On the left is Leslie, a longtime friend of the Flores family.
Origami papers and the most beautiful stickers.
This is SO cool. They taste just like the Christmas cookies you get in the blue tin can.
It's like origami. (I forgot the word, Meady!)