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  • to climb into, hang out in, and sleep in the top bunk.

    That's what the Ikea people told us. In big, unscrape-able stickers, all over the bunkbed Jim and Max put together this summer.

    Tom, six to Max's nine, just turned seven today.

    This is Tom, beaming, officially really and truly seven at 10:57am PDT today.
    Taken at high altitude -
    just before dispatching Maxs things to the Low, Safe, Little Kids Bunk.

    Thomas Wells Corbett. Tommy Tuna.
    The most Elvis of us. The softest kisses I've ever had. And the fiercest, clampiest hugs.

    ...and his heart? big - giant - fierce - protective.

    Would that we all loved like Tommy. I heart you son.
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