As they insulated the attic and put up fresh boards
on the walls, the family found all kinds of old papers pasted
up from when the farm was young. Newspaper
advertisements, pages from account books, receipts
" Mom come check this out!" Lisa and Tim shouted
in unison.Wiping away dust and cobwebs,
"I think it is a love song!"
Their Mother came and leaned over to see " Now why
do you suppose this is here ?" they carefully took it down.
There was no date on it, but the papers were all from
" Maybe it is to a lost love-" Lisa piped.
"Maybe he never succeeded-" Tim elbowed his sister.
Their Mother started to hum- she put her finger out
and followed the simple tune all the way through.
" Here we are-" she began to sing, and gestured
to her daughter- " By the river,-"
and on they went Tim even joined in toward
the half way point. By the time they were finished
all were smiling and happy.