April 2012

FEATURED FICTION - THE FRUIT STAND

The Fruit Stand

We were almost home. I had already caught glimpses of the cabin across the water—its leaning screened-in porch, the soft, sloping lawn. But my nine-year-old son, Josh, wanted me to stop anyway. “We should buy some blueberries,” he said, meaning from one of the many stands set up along the eastern shore of the lake this time of year. “Or apples, what about apples?” Didn’t I think apples were a good idea? “Maybe David will make a pie,” he said. “Isn’t that a good plan?” He looked at me expectantly, as if I should congratulate him for his insight into the day¹s ripe possibilities. He cocked his head neatly to one side and grinned.

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I BOUGHT A CHAIR

tulip chair

That’s right, I bought a chair. Doesn’t seem like the sort of news that should appear at the top of page one, does it? But this is a bit special, and a classic, sort of. The chair is based on the iconic tulip chair, designed in the mid 1950s by the Finnish American architect and designer, Eero Saarinen, and produced by Knoll, the American furniture company.