FYI, Ryan is doing much, much better. Thanks for asking, Meg. Indeed, he recovered much faster than he was told would happen, by at least a week. He's very thankful for the prayers and lots of advice from Dad and Mom to treat the vile virus. You know, sometimes I like alliteration. But not as sermon helps. Ever.
So here is my poem for the week. I first read it (probably in the early 1970's) in a small Scholastic Book Services book that was compiled in 1966 called A Gift of Watermelon Pickle... And Other Modern Verse. This one was always my favorite, long before I began living here in Oregon.