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Jepson Field Book volume 66 page 52 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 66 page 52
not stop and go in and thus enter another magic land. Any one might, indeed, whenever he chose. Hundreds of passersby helped themselves to what they wished to eat from our vineyard and no one hindered. When I was quite small I never heard, indeed, of grapes being sold _ not from a home vineyard. The home vineyard was an almost holy spot never to be degraded to the level of cents or of dollars.  The Sweets Pantry Of all things in the sweets pantry none were to compare with preserved peaches. Such deliciousness was in no other thing compressed into equal space. They were prepared slowly, lovingly on a great shallow pan on    ::::::::: the back of the kitchen stove so that the cooking process might be very slow.  It lasted over weeks. The hue of this gold-brown confection tintillated the senses. In the mouth its ineffable sweetness, rich, smooth and animating, sent over the whole body a satisfied and soothing sensation that put one in full and harmonious accord with the universe.  The Village The village was a quiet place _ a truly country village. Sounds there were the most distinctive the clang of the anvil in the blacksmith shops. The most distinctive, the most picturesque was Cernon_s, Hugh Cernon the smith, a huge place, tremendous, cavernous, with great recessed and nooks, and a wagon shop on one side where wagons were built.
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