Ancient time associated cherries with virginity, representing all that was fresh and new. Being the first ripening fruits of spring, this could be the reason we refer to sweet and special things as being in "cherry condition." I love cherries and have a cherry "stick". It is a tree that is mainly a trunk with tiny little branches that cherries grow out of. We don't get many cherries off of the cherry "stick". What few it produces the birds pick before we get to them. This year I'm looking forward to a cereal bowl full. But they are some of the best cherries I've eaten and picking them off of your own tree makes them priceless!