I’m writing this letter on behalf of my 4-year-old daughter. On Tuesday, we walked from our house in University Hills to the hill in the front of the Bible Building (the one inside the circular drive). I put my 2-year-old son and my daughter into Anne Elizabeth’s red wagon and drove them across the field in front of our house, over the icy Judge Ely, up the circular drive, and parked the wagon at the bottom of the hill. I then put them on a box and slid them down the hill. After they got tired of that, we went over to the side and played in the snow. Apparently, while we were playing in the snow, someone took our wagon. When we returned a few minutes later, the wagon was nowhere to be seen and tracks led to the street. Anne Elizabeth then said, “What kind of person can take a little girl’s wagon?” We then went on to speculate about why someone might have taken the wagon. I told her that I was sure it wasn’t a college student at ACU. We finally decided that it was best for us to think that someone stole it in order to give it to a child whose family couldn’t afford to buy him or her a wagon. I hope that’s the truth. Whatever the case, I had to carry both children across an icy Judge Ely by myself, and the thief, however noble, might have been responsible for all of our deaths. That, I did not appreciate. Be that as it may, I finally decided to write this letter when she said, “Daddy, could you tell the students at ACU to look for my wagon.” So here’s my letter. If you find a red wagon on campus that looks like it has been abandoned by someone who took it from a 4-year-old girl, please return it to us.
Dr. Jonathan Wade
assistant professor of English