This is the 7th in a series of Pie Camp Stories.
MARGARET AND DAVID: A COURTSHIP WITH PIE
Before meeting, pie had a strong place in the lives of both Margaret and David. Margaret’s midwestern childhood was full of the blueberry pies her great-grandmother made, and David’s Pacific Northwest memories included the apple pies made by his grandmother and father.
Margaret and David had each been “widowed too soon and after much grief” they met on a beach walk near Seattle. Their experiences of loss gave them much in common, but they also found pie was rolling out a new path for them, and wooing each other with pie became a part of their courtship. Margaret’s specialty was blackberry, peaking his interest in her, and she says that David’s apple pies made her “weak in the knees”.
On International Pie Day, March 14, 2014, David proposed to Margaret, and she accepted. That night they shared an apple raspberry pie with a beautiful lattice top as a symbol of the weaving together of their two lives. At their wedding feast a year later, a baker’s dozen pies graced the dessert table. Even with all the preparations on the morning of the wedding, David somehow had found the time to make an apple, a blackberry and a rhubarb pie for the reception.
The couple’s love of pie continues as their love for each other grows. They have a small pie garden in their backyard, and together they harvest the rhubarb, raspberries, blackberries, and apples they tend together. Margaret says that David makes the best crust, and David says Margaret’s fillings are the best. When you put both of them together, it truly sounds like a marriage made in pie heaven.
Favorite Pie to Make: Any pie we make together.
Favorite Pie to Eat: Pumpkin (David), Sour Cherry Pie (Margaret)