My friend, Joanne Clark who attends Peace River Elementary School here in Port Charlotte, mailed me an adorable young man named Flat Stanley. If you’ have never heard the name before, let me introduce you to him
Flat Stanley Lampchop is an original children’s story written in 1964 by Jeff Brown. The story goes that one night while Stanley was sleeping, he was flattened by a bulletin board that hung over his bed. He took advantage of his altered state and began to enjoy strange adventures. The story is extremely interesting as to how Stanley travels around the world and from state to state. Take a peek at Wikipedia to see how he survived several narrow escapes and even captured museum thieves.
My friend, Stanley, has been a very busy fellow while visiting me. He’s swam in my pool, drove to the doctor’s with me, and even helped me autograph and sell my book, Journey to Tracer’s Point, at the Art Center’s Spring Festival one weekend. He truly is quite a workaholic. He traveled with me every day and of course, he got to ride 'shotgun' in the car.
Last week, he participated in the Englewood Tappers class. Ah, tap dancing. I can see Stanley now with his black-spat tap shoes, top hat and cane. What a guy.
Stanley and I have had the best visit but he had to be mailed back to the classroom to report on his adventures. We had a great time and I wish him well. Keep traveling, Stanley!
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