Huckleberry picking 6.20

Written by David Green.

Huckleberry Finn.

Huckleberry Hound.

Huckleberry Friends.

And then there’s the regular old huckleberry—the fruit.

Former Morenci resident Herb Camburn  of Long Beach, Calif., brought up the subject recently in a round-about way.

When he read the obituary of Phyllis Ries last month, he thought back to the fun his family and hers once had.

“Phyllis’s mother, Florence, was my mother’s very best friend,” Herb said.

Herb and Phyllis went to school together in the old Green School #7 on Yankee Highway.

When the time was right, the families would pack a picnic lunch and head for Shipshewana to pick huckleberries.  Back then, a drive to Shipshewana was considered a long trip.

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