Nathan gets the RFF (Robert Frost Foundation) Poetry Award for his writing effort:
You bake bread
You wake up at 4am to teach the dead
You broke your arm
Yet you still work on the family farm
You wash our clothes
You may be the only one who really knows
How hard you work
Or how you put up with all our quirks....
...But I do know that I love you.
(And I know you love me too.)
Steve wins a small award for earliest card (he gets a big award for building the garden - and having all the boys help with it). Danny for using the computer to generate a card with lovely promises of absolute obedience...
David left me a voice-mail (from my "favorite son" - so I would know it was him), then he called later on. Stephanie and family came over twice - and brought me a lovely lilac bush - that I told her she didn't need in her yard, since they are selling their house....
Last but not least, we got to talk to Andrew.
It was a nice day.