In the News

Every day for 90 years

The papers arrived in threes.

The Examiner, Times, and The WSJ,

Littered by his knees.

He pored o’er every article,

Reciting facts within.

Only to finish late at night,

And tomorrow, start again.

The joy he took in reading

Inspired me from the start.

I’d mine the ink in articles,

To feed my curious heart.

Together we prowled the pages,

Stalked politics and sports,

Stocks and bonds, and local news

And the comics, too, of course!

The paper made him brilliant.

He could speak on anything.

Like Vietnam and baseball,

And Spain’s most recent king.

Juan Carlos is no longer.

And time has marched along.

And Daddy now is older.

No longer big and strong.

He still enjoys his paper

But three’s too much to read

Still, daily he pores over

Each line with wanton greed

On the downside, he’s forgetting.

In fact, he’s gotten weak.

On the upside, he’s been reading,

Sunday’s paper here all week.