I have a wonderful memory of picking cherries with Dan-the-Man. There was a cherry orchard about an hour from where we used to live, and it was a you pick 'em farm. Your options for containers were an old big tin coffee can, or a giant plastic bucket. We opted for two coffee cans and went to town picking until our buckets were over flowing with cherries. When we came home, my Mom came over and we sat at my dining room table and pitted cherries for hours, and I made a cherry crumb pie. I've never cared for store made pies, and the ones that have that sticky gelatinous bright red stuff with a few cherries thrown in have never floated my boat....but....homemade from scratch cherry crumb pie made with love? Now that is something to talk about. If you have the patience, try it sometime...there's no going back!