Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Flat Stanley wants you to meet someone.

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Flat Stanley and I stopped by Fred Meyer after work today, to shop for deviled-egg-makings. Back at the bus stop on West Burnside, we settled in to wait a few minutes, standing beside the yellow metal newspaper box a few feet from the curb.

"Look!" Flat Stanley cried. "Look at that alien! Let's take a picture of me standing beside him 'cause I think the kids back in Florence, Mississippi, at Steen's Creek Elementary will get a kick out of that! I'll bet the CDPBers will, too! I'll bet we've got time before the next bus!"

He talked so fast that in just that few seconds I went from looking right, left, up and down, to unzipping my rolling bag and pulling out my camera. Somehow in all of that movement, I managed to find the alien on the top part of the newspaper box. Great idea, FS! Click, click--quickly--here comes the bus.

Back at the apartment, when he looked at the photo after I downloaded it, a thoughtful look came over Flat Stanley's face.

"What's the matter?" I asked.

"Where do you suppose the rest of his body went?" he said to me. "I'll bet he's got that look on his face 'cause he's wondering the same thing."

Then he looked and me said, "I know. Let's ask the CDPBers what they think happened to him."

Another great idea, FS.

12 comments:

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I love how this is going on. :)

AVCR8TEUR said...

Is this FS's first alien encounter? The alien looks like he's under duress and trying to tell FS something with its 6 fingers.

Lara said...

FS is such an interesting idea!

Jim said...

Six fingers and two teeth.....you sure this is an alien, or one of my relatives? Maybe my relatives are aliens?

dot said...

Cute post! I always wonder what he will get into next!

Dick said...

I like Flat Stanley, he is so funny.

Olivier said...

Bonne idee mister FS. J'aime beaucoup ses aventures

Good idea mister FS. I love his adventures

WendyB said...

I just love this.

Lilli & Nevada said...

This is so cute i need to add you to my blog so i will go to your blog daily,

Andrea said...

Cute post. Flat Stanley needs to meet my grandson.

Wendy said...

"Flat Stanley meet Half Monkey." I sure enjoy the FS posts. Never heard of kids sending out Flat Stanleys, until I read about it in your blog. I think it's a great way for kids to learn of other places. You are doing a superb job as tour guide for Stanley.

Kerri said...

I think the rest of the alien's body is there -- it's just invisible! FS is sooooo adorable!