Years ago when Ken was making pots on Thanksgiving weekend, a stranger came up and banged on the door. He was having car trouble and knew exactly what tool he needed for the repair. Ken had the tool and followed the man down to the highway so he could bring back the tool after the repair.
The man got under the car, fixed the problem, thanked Ken and offered him one of the pies the man was bringing to his Thanksgiving get together. Ken was thrilled to walk back up the drive with his cherry pie.
For years after that when people would appear and want Ken to fix their gardening or pottery problems, or give them unlimited free advice, one of us would ask “Where’s the cherry pie?”