Way Back Wednesday
Today is Johnny Appleseed Day! John Chapman was a real person,
who became a legend through his travels as a pioneer nurseryman and missionary for the Swedenborgian Church.
Among other things, he is remembered for singing the Swedenborgian hymn: “Oooooh, the Lord is good to me, and so I thank the Lord, for giving me the things I need, the sun and the rain and the appleseed. The Lord is good to me. Amen.”
When I was a Sunday School teacher back in the day, we sang this as a grace before our snack. We sang it a lot at home as well, because it is pretty catchy.
I made this counted cross stitch sampler for my son when he was little and he has it hanging in his house.
And do you remember this? I bet you do.
So let’s raise a cup of apple juice to ol’ Johnny Appleseed tonight! Or maybe a glass of this.
Do they still make this stuff?
I guess they do.