Sunflower Boy's Smile

A last year’s annual Sunflower Fair in La Porte, Indiana, a family, appearing a little lost, walked up and down a crowded street …they carried a large sunflower with them. The family silently bearing the large sunflower had never been to the fair before. But this was important. Their flower was entered in the seed head category — the one that judges the largest seed head, which is the circular area in the middle of a sunflower. They wrote down the name of the person who had grown the sunflower: Wyatt Wilke. He was their 7-year-old son. He had died earlier that same day, at a few minutes after midnight. Now, less than 10 hours later, here they were, with Wyatt’s flower.







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