My dad's birthday was in June and every year he would request a pie rather than a cake. My mom loved to prepare him whatever he would ask for. Since his birthday was in the late days of spring she would make him a strawberry rhubarb pie. Here is a great example of what she would fix him.
3-4 big stalks of rhubarb, sliced
3/4 cup sugar
3 heaping Tbsp cornstarch
dough for 2-crusted pie
1 tsp sugar