but by itssel’ an’ in a class apairt

. Mrs Purdie’s Aipple Tart The bakin’ at oor village show’s the best ye’ve ivver seen. Fowk come frae far an’ near, frae ilka airt. But listen till I tell ye a’ aboot ma guid aul’ freen, An’ the tale o’ Mrs Purdie’s aipple tert. Pair Mrs Purdie took it as an unco fashious slight…

a tough nut to crack

. ‘Pecan’ by Patti Wilburn My hard little shell hides the tender meat inside To the world a tough nut to crack But on the inside, delicate-fragile Take care when getting to the core Crack my shell too forcefully All the goodness will be crushed Be gentle, peel the outer layer slowly A treasure you…