as evening shadows fall,
and mosquitoes bump against the white washed wall,
Walt Owen stays awake,
Valden Lee remains great.
Iowa summer is always hot,
Laura's straw hat is always wide-edged,
when violets grow and people wear few,
Grace will always play hide-and-seek,
free from birds that are caged.
The lake is calm,
Roses dance with sharp thorns,
Hinz Queyras will go horse back riding with Harthorns Pritts,
and Valden will make some lemon-made for Ann Ahebee.
Traveling makes one tired,
a wagon is perfect for a ride,
when wild geese relax,
the family of Henry, Isola, and Fasano always settles for pause.