“Harvey,” asked Shirley, “Have you ever read about Johnny Appleseed?”
“What makes you think of him?” wondered her befuddled husband.
“Today’s Johnny Appleseed Day,” she explained. “Jonathan Chapman was a famous pioneer nurseryman, Swedenborgian missionary and friend to the Indians. Unfortunately he had a lot of weird ideas. He had views that PETA would like, and was, as an adult, supposedly engaged to a ten year old girl.”
“What’s the good news then?” her spouse couldn’t understand.
“He’s quite a prominent figure in the annals of early American agriculture,” she pointed out. “You should learn more about him.”