Found, whilst cleaning my desk:
Can I get a pet pheonix as a pet? Then I could have a pet that never dies. We could teach him so he wouldn’t fly away when we went for a walk. And, we wouln’t need to go to the hospital ’cause a pheonix has tears with healing powers.
[spelling reproduced from his handwritten note]
I’m thinking this isn’t such a bad idea, considering the cost of healthcare these days.
I didn’t think to date his note, but it’s within the past year, probably sometime last spring.
On Saturday before I left for my grocery shopping trip, I asked if they had any special requests. They started to list some things (video games, a new football jersey). I stopped them: “Guys, that’s your Christmas list. I just wanted to know if you had any special food requests.”
With one voice they said: