Umbrella tree starts with U.
Growing down through the umbrella tree were some vines that Patient wanted to swing on. Abby was too big to swing on the vines, so she helped Patient swing for a minute then Patient ate her way through the vine so she could get down.
Vine starts with V.
Watermelon starts with W.
Xylem starts with X. Abby giggled at the sound of “Xylem.” She said it over and over again.
Yucca plant starts with Y. But“Yucca sounds like yuck!” Abby said. “That’s so silly!”
Patient had made it through the entire alphabet except for the letter Z. But, Mr. Burton did not have any zinnias or zucchini in his garden. Patient didn’t know what to do. She could not find a Z plant.
Zucchini starts with Z.
Abby picked Patient up out of the bag of zucchini. They couldn’t believe how lucky they were to have found something beginning with each letter of the alphabet. Patient was happy, and Abby giggled again. After that day in Mr. Burton’s yard, Abby could say her ABCs all the way through without stopping because she remembered that Patient had eaten the alphabet. She could remember each thing Patient had eaten. Even the nasty tasting things.
story by Abby's Grandpa (Larry Jenkins)