6/30/49 - ANOTHER MIRACLE - Douglas Richard Young BY-WAYS - 6/30/49 - ANOTHER MIRACLE - Douglas Richard Young

You don't believe in miracles? Ah, Love is life's great unseen miracle,
yes you do. You really must. ennobling human hearts, -
You see bright gardens flourish Making angels out of devils, map-
where was once but desert dust. ping lives by Heaven's charts.
Radio and television? They are Of all wonders, seen or unseen, on
miracles for sure; this wicked, wondrous earth
Atom-power as yet undreamed of - Is God's handwork - through two
in the hands of men mature - parents; 'tis the miracle of birth.
Planes that break the sonic wall You believe in ageless miracles? Of
are made by beings we call 'men'. course. And I, for one,
One whole grove is filled with music Gaze in reverential wonder at our
from the throat of a tiny wren. tiny new grandson.

Yes, even after a groggy night - that first night after the baby's (and mother's) trip home from the hospital - I feel that way about him. The wee man made his bow on June 18. He weighed in at 5 pounds, 10 ounces, and finds his name, Douglas Richard Young, a bit heavy for him. So he says, "Just call me 'Doug'." If his mother and my own five menfolks can get along without us, Doug's sister, Dianne, and I expect to go to Saltsburg and Marion Center next week. See you then.

Florence B. Taylor

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