HelpingIn the words of the Bard:
(Shel Silverstein, of course!)

Agatha Fry, she made a pie
And Christopher John helped bake it
Christopher John, he mowed the lawn
And Agatha Fry helped rake it

Now, Zachary Zugg took out the rug
And Jennifer Joy helped shake it
Then Jennifer Joy, she made a toy
And Zachary Zugg helped break it

And some kind of help is the kind of help
That helping’s all about
And some kind of help is the kind of help
We all can do without

When I think about helping people in mmm-BELLY-may land, this poem (later sung by Tom Smothers) runs through my head.   That’s partly because of things I’ve seen, and partly from hearing and reading about great ideas.  Like a well meaning country donating snow plows to West Africa. (Here is one reference to the snow plows.)

I’m going to be blogging about my extremely small scale efforts to help some of my friends.  You can have this song stuck in your head too if you listen to a piece of it here.

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