Jadia Westbrook and Ms. Hayes 1st grade class Grandview, TX This book was made with love by Gammy for:
My life started before your mommies and daddies were born in 1964…when a man named Jeff Brown wrote a book called Flat Stanley. He tells in the book how a big blackboard fell on me and squashed me! Thats how I got to be so flat. This is me, Flat Stanley I was sad at first, but soon discovered that I could easily travel the world. All I had to do…is fold up inside an envelope, just like a letter, and fly in the mail to any place I wanted to visit.
Ive traveled all over the world Alaska, USA Me on a Yak in Tibet Yosemite Mts., California, USA Amsterdam In Antarctica with PenguinsEngland PortugalRadda, Italy Oahu, Hawaii, USA Alberta, Canada Paris, FranceChile Chicago, Illinois, USA India Holland Munich, Germany China Egypt Fiji Australia Here are some of the places Ive been…
I love meeting all kinds of people on my travels. Amish Children Clint Eastwood Hawaiian Ladies Baseball Players Russian Dolls Regis Australian Fighter Pilot Buzz Aldrin,Astronaut Mohammed Ali Stunt Pilot Clay Aiken Blue Men Here are some special people Ive met along the way…
My favorite person to meet was… This is me with President Bush. President George W Bush! (yep, were buds)
In March, 2008, Jadia Westbrook folded me up and sent me on a mini vacation to her Gammys house in Dallas, Texas, USA. Anyway…. back to my vacation in Dallas, TX The name Texas comes from an Indian name that means friends. Where in the world is Texas?
Ms. Hayes 1 st grade Class Did you know… that Texas is called the Lone Star State? our state flower is the bluebonnet? our state mammal is the longhorn? Yep, Im smart
Journal Entry Gammy had lunch waiting for me when I arrived. Boy, that was the best sandwich in the world. I was hungry. I even got a cookie for dessert…well sort of. Dear journal, FINALLY, I arrived at Jades Gammys house. As soon as she opened the envelope, I jumped out and gave her a big hug. ( I think I scared her ) I didnt mean to. I was just happy to get out of that stuffy envelope! I met Jenny. Thats Gammys dog. Shes a Dalmatian. Shes 11 years old. Journal Entry Tuesday, March 18th Love, Stanley This is Gammy with Jenny. Gammy is nice and pretty. (shes mostly pretty)
Jenny stealing my cookie! Yep, shes a cookie thief… Pictures My cookie Cookie thief
Ms. Hayes 1 st grade Class Did you know… Dalmatian puppies are born pure white, and dont start getting their spots until they are a few weeks old? How many is a few? Dalmatians are very smart and will become very sad if they are not allowed to be around their family on a regular basis.
Journal Entry Friday, March 21st Dear journal, Im so excited !!! Today were going to see the big space ship in the sky! Well, its not really a spaceship, but it looks like one! I even get to go up inside of it! I GOTTA GO! oops… forgot Bye I mean … Love, Stanley
Pictures Dallas Reunion Tower I asked Gammy only 5 times if we were there yet. Gammy took me to Wal-Mart so I could buy some film for my camera. Yep, I know… Im lucky!
Pictures Dallas Reunion Tower I did it! You can see all of downtown Dallas from up here! COOL!! ohhhh, can I change my mind? See me? To make a great day even better, we went to McDonalds for dinner! Yeah!!!
Ms. Hayes 1 st grade Class Did you know… The reunion tower in Dallas spins around in the air, while youre inside of it! The top of the tower is 55 stories high!
Journal Entry Sunday, March 23th Dear journal, Today is Easter and we went for a special picnic at the Dallas Arboretum with all of Gammys friends. We played games and Gammy even read me a story in the flower garden. The tulip garden reminds me of the tulip fields in Holland. Gammy made all kinds of yummy food. My favorite was the chocolate strawberries! This was a perfect Easter! Love, Stanley
Pictures These are tulips in Holland. Easter at the Dallas Arboretum
Ms. Hayes 1 st grade Class Did you know… That flowers boom all year round at the Dallas, TX arboretum? You can go to mini camp at the arboretum in the summer?
…and thats how I spent my mini vacation at Gammys house in Dallas, Texas USA The End