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Doc Al has a thing for pears. Don't ask...
Posted on December 29, 2011 12:51 PM
So 'a pear a day' keeps Doc away? :)
December 29, 2011 1:11 PM
December 29, 2011 13:11
Maybe Doc Al will chime in and tell the story.
John Cox |
December 29, 2011 1:55 PM
December 29, 2011 13:55
I've had some Harry & David pears that were magnificent! Juicy capsules of sugary sweetness. Hm... maybe I have a thing for pears, too.
December 29, 2011 2:16 PM
December 29, 2011 14:16
Oh, and Happy Birthday!
So, what's up, Doc?
December 29, 2011 2:20 PM
December 29, 2011 14:20
My girlfriend back in college used to wear a T shirt with a picture of a pear on the front. Which elicited the usual comment, of course: "nice pear!".
Ed B |
December 29, 2011 10:33 PM
December 29, 2011 22:33
Happy birthday, Doc. I had another one myself a couple of weeks ago (give or take).
The best pears I've eaten were an "old-fashioned" variety (very small with quite imperfect skins) from a single tree that used to be out in the sticks next to the ruins of an old, old house. I regret not grafting a few trees off of that one. Now that area is covered in neocolonial "house-castles", & they cut down the tree because it was "ugly."
However, I'd be willing to guess that Doc's fondness for "pears" has more to do with the shape (i.e., a nicely padded back seat)--& if not that, perhaps an incident involving spiked pears or some of that fancy-schmancy flavored vodka.
December 29, 2011 11:10 PM
December 29, 2011 23:10
Anjous, Barlett, Bosc, Asian, Comisc, French Butter or Seckels?
I think the one in the art is a Bartlett.
Dr. Bob |
December 29, 2011 11:11 PM
December 29, 2011 23:11
HEY DR. BOB
This is one happens to be a Packham.
Not pear fan, myself. Too gooshy.
John Cox |
December 29, 2011 11:35 PM
December 29, 2011 23:35
WHOA, wait a second...
It just occurred to me the attributes of your favorite fruit is probably the same description of your PERFECT woman.
Granny Smith Apples for me: tart and crisp with a pleasing shape. Heck, they're even easily attainable.
BANGO! That fits the description of all my girlfriends.
(Just a theory...)
John Cox |
December 29, 2011 11:44 PM
December 29, 2011 23:44
Great picture - thanks, John. I'm going to "reflect" on it during the next year. And thanks everyone for the birthday greetings. I think "juicy capsules of sugary sweetness" says it all. I don't think I could offer a better description.
Doc Al |
December 30, 2011 8:59 AM
December 30, 2011 08:59
Hey, the thread's still open - Happy Birthday, Doc Al.
Dr. Bob |
December 30, 2011 10:27 PM
December 30, 2011 22:27
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