Out of the Mouths of Children: “Billy Graham’s Fruit Salad”

Abbie with white gloves, tiara, etc. When we (John and me) were serving in our first pastorate, in a suburban church-planting experience southwest of Chicago, we were often invited out to dinner to our parishioners’ homes. One of our all time favorite recipes was collected from one of those dinners. It was called: “Billie Carlson’s Fruit Salad.” (Billie Carlson was, of course, the parishioner’s name!) I haven’t made it in probably 25 years, but I got out the old recipe, shopped for the ingredients, and served it to our granddaughters recently. They loved it just as much as we did ages ago! So “Billie Carlson’s Fruit Salad” became a part of our family once again. But soon it would get a new name.

A few days later my eight year-old granddaughter Abbie came into my kitchen and asked, “Grandma, do you have any more of “Billy Graham’s Fruit Salad”? Ya gotta love it!

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