Fergus on Christmas
grainery limb in back yard
acrorn pulled from grainery tree
On Christmas morning my grandson Fergus came to me with an acorn.
Referring to the hole in the acorn, he said, “A bird ate it.”
I looked at the acorn and said, “Yes, or a worm ate the acorn and the bird ate the worm.”
He smiled at me.
As I sat in my chair this morning, looking at the acorn, I realized where it had come from. About a year ago, I brought a limb home from the ranch. It was a limb off of an oak tree, but it was a special limb because it was covered with holes stuffed with acorn husks. The acorns had been placed in the holes by acorn woodpeckers.
The reason I brought it home was so kids, like Fergus, could explore my yard.
Got this email from Sara Wilson, a lady who I’ve never met, but I think her program deserves attention. Here’s her self-described program and contact info. The Outdoors is good for kids.
Hi again Richhttp://freshairfundhost.com
I sent you a couple of emails over the past few weeks and I wanted to try one last time. As a lover of the great outdoors, I thought this would be an issue that you and the readers of Rich Fletcherâ€™s Blog would care about. The Fresh Air Fund is in need of host families for this summer. Host families are volunteers who open their hearts and home to a child from the city to give them a Fresh Air experience that can change lives. If you could help to get the word out it would really help us place these wonderful children into a loving host family for an experience that can change their life.
I’ve put together a social media news release, so please feel free to use any of the images, graphics, banners, or copy:
We also recently received a tremendous offer by a very generous donor who has pledged to match any gift given dollar-for-dollar during the month of June and today is the last day. I was hoping you could help by posting a mention, tweet, or by putting up one of our banners on your site. Please let me know if you are able to help and if you have any questions.—
Thank you so much,