Making family history applicable: Allegory of the last raspberry

by | Aug. 22, 2013

Lesson Helps

My Sunday School class began with the “Allegory of the Last Raspberry” as class members munched on the fruits of the moral of the story baked into morning muffins.

The day before, we were waiting to herd cow/calf pairs to a new pasture (another allegory for another column) at Grandma’s house when my daughter said, “Let’s go see if there are any raspberries left in the garden.”

Grandma had long since abandoned the raspberry patch in late July after filling her freezer and cupboard shelf with jars of jam. Our family took over the picking operations for the next two weeks, trying to gather every other day until the last berry was saved from grasshopper infestation and birds’ snacktime.

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