Wednesday, 5 December 2012

NOT THE FIRST ONE

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.