Episode 7 - A fruity guy

Photo of Richard and his son Scott in the park
Richard and his son Scott in the park across the street from his senior living residence

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and nothing brings Richard more joy than fruit, especially papaya. But the fruit cup at Richard’s senior living residence leaves something to be desired. He’s lucky to get half a strawberry sometimes.

Margaret investigates the origins of Richard’s obsession, which takes them back to the tropical islands of the Philippines where the family lived in the 1950s and ’60s. The vibrant colors and strong tastes of the exotic fruits flood everyone’s memories.

Now in Philadelphia under lockdown, Richard must work on his son Scott—with deft negotiation and meticulous timing—to keep him in fruit.

Music Credits

“Vernouillet” and “Slow Strutt” by Blue Dot Sessions.

“Binasuan” by Juan Silas Jr. and his Rondalla.

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