Thank you so much for choosing us to be one of the host families for your Flat Stanley Project. I was so happy and surprised when he arrived in the mail! Since I like to read so much, I was already familiar with Flat Stanley's books. I always liked his stories, because even though he was flattened like a pancake when a bulletin board fell on him one night, he still made the best of things and managed to lead a very exciting life! After all, who else do you know who gets to go on a vacation to California, by being mailed there in an envelope? He was able to go on even more adventures when you mailed him to my house and I think he really enjoyed them, as well! (Well, maybe with the exception of our visit to see the goats, at Frontier Town!) Thank you again, for letting us be part of the fun!
Lots of Love,
Anna's Aunt Amy
|TOO SHORT TO DRIVE!|
|ALWAYS WEAR A SEAT BELT!|
|THE CIVIL WAR MONUMENT|
The first place I took him to visit was the historic cemetery in Romeo. It has a large monument in it, which lists the soldiers from the area who died during the civil war. I showed him all the names engraved on the sides of the monument, and told him that some parents lost more than one son during that war. Thinking how hard that must have been for those families might have made him feel a little sad, because he was very quiet after I had finished. I can't be sure though, because, between you and me, Flat Stanley really isn't much of a talker.
To cheer him up a bit, I let him pretend he was being shot out of a civil war cannon. It is a good thing that it was still cold outside though, because in the summer wasps like to live inside it, and he could have gotten stung by one!
|FLAT STANLEY PRETENDING TO BE SHOT OUT OF A CANNON!|
Next, I took Flat Stanley to Frontier Town. Frontier Town is a place with some interesting stores, including an old-fashioned general store where you can buy penny candy. It also has goats in the back of the property, and you can buy goat food, to feed them with. I guess I should have purchased some of that food, because after I taped Flat Stanley to the post outside the pen and stepped back to take a picture of him, one of those rascally goats stuck his head through the fence and started eating him!!! (Goats really like to eat paper, I discovered!) I yelled very loud at him to put Flat Stanley down, but goats are NOT very good listeners. I was extremely sad even though I knew he was only made of paper. I think it was because when you read a good book the characters almost seem to come alive...and that was how Flat Stanley was beginning to feel to me!
|FLAT STANLEY AND THAT RASCALLY GOAT!|
As soon as I was finished, I took him to the library in town. I knew he would want to know all about his family, so guess which book I took out for him to read?
|THE "NEW" FLAT STANLEY|
|HE ORDERED A FLAT-BREAD SANDWICH!|
|BETTER THAN AN ENVELOPE!|
|STAN AND JAMIE|
|FLAT STANLEY WITH HIS SMART FRIENDS!|
|THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE|
|MATT, JAMIE AND STAN|
|LOOK OUT BELOW!!!|
|FLAT STANLEY AT COLLEGE!|
|ART BY GINA AND JAMIE!|
|FLAT STANLEY "THE ARTIST"|