ate fruit right off the tree? As a kid growing up in Holly MI, friends and I'd be out all day raiding apple, peach, pear trees. We ate mulberries, blackberries, wild strawberries and all such stuff. The last time I ate fruit off the tree was in AZ at my folks' house in '95. Good oranges and grapefruit, better than the typically sour tasting store-bought stuff. There are no edible fruit trees in my neighborhood now... ...those were the days...yes they were, those were the days, those were the ways...miracles everywhere, were are they now? They're Gone!...apologies, I digress to an old Cream classic.