The Latest Missive From the Midwest

"Hi Richard, this is your dad. Lot of stuff happened around here. Went over to the lake, caught a 17 lb channel [catfish] and another small one. And then we went down and me and your mother found a bunch of wild mushrooms and then went out and found some wild asparagus. So we're going to have a pretty good--a pretty good meal. Then went in the barn. Ol' chicken had six baby--baby chicks. In the barn. So we're doing all right, if we don't get warshed away. Been raining a lot here lately. But we'll talk to ya later. Bye."