October 17th, 2010
09:00 AM ET

Letters to the President: #636 'How about them apples?'

Tom Foreman | BIO
AC360° Correspondent

Reporter's Note: A long time ago in a galaxy a lot like this one, a president asked citizens for advice. And at least one took that request seriously enough to write a letter to the White House every since day since.

Dear Mr. President,

We went apple picking this morning which was good fun, as always. We were a tad late in the season, it appears, because many of the trees were already stripped by the marauding hordes of city folk who made it to the exurbs ahead of us. We had only three varieties to choose from and one was only fit for pies. Not that there is anything wrong with pie apples, but you get my point.

We have not missed an apple picking season since we moved here ten years ago. Sometimes we've been a little early, sometimes late, but we've always made it. And as a result, we've also grown choosier about our apples.