We always enjoy visiting our long-time friends in Hannibal, MO. It was great to visit with you, Jim and Susan. I can see why the natural beauty of the land and the mighty Mississippi inspired Samuel Clemens to write. We began reading The Adventures of Tom Sawyer with the boys in the car on our way there. After Beth finished reading chapter 4, Cameron’s response was less than enthusiastic. It is a bit difficult to understand Twain’s writing style…the vocabulary and dialect is quite a challenge for an eleven year-old.