please click on photo to see sis-in-law & hubby pitting cherries
hmm...is this a typical long island activity? I can't say for sure. maybe it's interesting because it's not so typical. whatever the case may be I can tell you that there were easily three times the amount of what is shown here that was harvested in one summer evening from a tiny cherry tree in my own backyard. and because they are quite tart, we made cherry pie too!