Riley loved to make people laugh.
One of his favorite jokes was to kiss the container of applesauce I packed
in his lunch over and over again and declare,
“Applesauce, I love you! I love you so much I want to marry you!”
His friends in class would laugh.
He would keep on kissing the applesauce
until he was sure that there was no more laughter.
So when you pick an apple off this tree, think of Riley.
And if you really love a particular fruit or vegetable
don’t be afraid to show it, even unabashedly kiss it
and proclaim your everlasting love and intent to marry it!
Even if people might look at you a little funny and wonder
why is that boy or girl kissing an eggplant?
Think of Riley and just go for it.
Maybe you will make someone laugh.
I know Riley would have.
Dedicated In Loving Memory to