Thursday, April 22, 2010

Flat Stanley Adventures

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!


Betty Craker Henderson said...

Had to mention that Flat Stanley visited our Ozark Mountain home several years ago also! He was a guest by the invitation of our granddaughter Allison who lives about fifty miles away. Her grandfather and I really enjoyed his visit and had a lot of fun with him. One of the things we did was to take him to one of the oldest 'hootenannys' in the area, The McDowell Gold Jubilee, which my husband and I have hosted for the past 32 years. People come from miles and miles around and sing and play bluegrass, gospel, country and folk. We visit, eat and have a good old country hoedown. Flat Stanley had a great time!

Mirella Sichirollo Patzer said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, Gwyn. What a lovely blog you have too! You can bet I'm following now!

Gwyn Ramsey said...

Hello Betty,

Isn't Flat Stanley fun. He wasn't my first. I enjoyed working with him and making sure the young lady was a happy camper with the outfits I returned with him.

Thanks for stopping by. Enjoyed your comment.

Gwyn Ramsey said...

Hello Mirella,

Love your picture. One day I'm going to submit my book to you for a review. We've been in touch a couple of times about that. Like December. Oops, I'm really behind.

So happy to have you stop by.