My friend ( Ms. Mary Kay) pointed out that I hadn't posted lately. So, here's a twofer.
When I want my kids to come home, I have to bribe them. "It's too far," or "I have to work/study", and the grand kids are a handful and have stuff to do", though they love coming to the farm. Valid reasons all, nevertheless, bribery sometimes does the trick. In my middle child's case, a Granny Smith apple pie works some of the time. When my sister comes, she pre orders a tart cherry pie.
My father always had to have an extra sharp cheddar cheese melted on top of his slice. I don't know where this started, buy I did see David Letterman one night talking about his favorite apple pie with cheddar on top, so I guess we are not the only ones. It really is good.