Wednesday, 5 December 2012


When I discovered my first gray hair, I immediately wrote to
my parents:


"Dear Dad and Mom, You saw my first steps. You might want to
experience this with me too."


I taped the offending hair to the paper and mailed it.

My father's response was in the form of a poem:

It's a trustworthy observation
That nothing can compare
In the process of aging
With finding the first gray hair.


He signed off with this observation:

"That gray hair you sent is not the first one you gave us!"

 Courtesy: Thomas Ellsworth.