When I eat avocado I am reminded of that time we played with matches and set the yard on fire. The bananas were first to go, next came the avocado tree. A troop of monkeys that had come for their usual breakfast now panicked and off into the bush again. Two naughty girls trying to tame a fire three times their height, taking turns using beach buckets only half-filled with water. Black smoke in the sky giving away our secret. Tears welling up in our eyes.
~ A memory from my childhood growing up in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. We lived next to a dense forest, and had regular run-ins with wildlife. My mother fed the baboons and monkeys every morning by placing treats on the wall built to separate us and them. The fire destroyed our avocado tree and banana grove but as the house was built on a slope it didn't reach, and neighbors + the fire department came to the rescue.😅