Since we have no way to contact you, we hope that maybe you will have access to a computer and will find this note.
Remember last year when you were home in Florence, and you got a pink bike for your birthday? You were very happy. Zoe wanted to ride it, so you helped her.
And remember when you, Ezra, and Papa went for a ride with your new bike and got so many blackberries, you and Papa and Ezra were shouting “more! more! (blackberries! blackberries!)” each time you saw some good ones to eat? Some were hard to reach so you and Papa helped Ezzie, lifting him up to pick some more of his own.
This year, Papa, Grandpa, Roro, Molly, Zoe, Maggi, Lorenzo all wish you a Happy Birthday, and we are thinking of you and have presents that we hope we’ll be able to give you. We are all very proud of you and miss you very much, and we want you home as soon as possible.
And Papa would like to say to you, “see you later, alligator…” (you know the rest…”boop ti do be do be doo”).