We let Lucas stay with his grandfather during Saturday’s reading from The Little Way Of Ruthie LemingOf my children, he was the one closest to Aunt Ruthie. We knew he couldn’t handle the emotion of the event any more than my father could. They made good companions while the rest of us were at the event.

Afterward, I drove out to Starhill to pick up Lucas. On the way back, we stopped at the post office to let him run in to get the mail. He came back to the car waving the current issue of Time magazine. Here’s the cover:


Know what that little boy said, so sweetly, and so sadly? “Why couldn’t they have published this a couple of years ago?”