AND IT WAS GOOD
The other day while the family was away,
we started to cut the grass. And, after about
five minutes of cutting, one the wheel chain
came off the mower.
After working on the chain for about an hour
we appeared to have secured and ready to
After going around the house with the cutter,
only one time, the chain came off again. So
we gave up in great disgust and went inside
The family eventually returned home.
Everybody came in except Billy. After about
five minutes, Billy came running into the
house and said, "I put the chain back on
the lawn mower."
"What," said I. (After all Billy is only eight).
Alas, we continue to learn that our children
have abilities and talents that we probably
Later, Billy and I went our and enjoyed
tinkering on the lawnmower, as our father-
son relationship seemed to grow a few
And, it was good.
(Written in June, 1978)