Thanks for your concerns for my parent's home. Change of plans again. My brothers and the insurance folks are handling everything for now. There was lots of damage so we are having to leave it to the professionals to move out,clean up, and re-do. It will be okay sometime. Okay, how many of you have eaten a persimmon? I have had these in my studio for three weeks and finally got around to painting them yesterday. They are on the mushy side now. I have painted them before but never tasted one. Am I missing out?