There are many ways to show love and affection. When you've been married for a long time you find love hidden in the form of clean clothes and nice fresh bedding. It might look like a stack of paid bills or maybe even an empty dishwasher. There are simple signs throughout the house that we sometimes don't see because we aren't looking close enough. We have a tendency to take things for granted in our lives. There are times when love begins with the sense of smell. The aroma of that first apple pie of autumn. The sight of that delicate crust of golden deliciousness cooling on the kitchen counter. Slices of apple-pie-love oozing warmly onto the plate. And so the fall season descends upon the tile counter wrapped in a favorite pie plate. There were no words exchanged except, "The pie is done." Sometimes it's that subtle, that easy. Those tiny signs have found their way into many corners of our home. They are in your home too. They are not always an expensive bouquet of roses or box of candy. When the leaves begin to turn and the heat clicks on in our house anyway, love comes by way of an apple pie. A most delicious apple pie filled with love. Here is my thank you, my return hug. It comes many decades in. Your pie Mrs. G., was perfect.