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Just Visiting

March 13th, 2013

Last Saturday, I found a Flat Stanley in my mailbox. It was sent to me by a friend’s young daughter. Her class is doing a project where they each send out a Flat Stanley to see where he will end up between now and May 15th.
Flat Stanley 7
Since I was the person they knew who lived the farthest away, he came to my mailbox first. The class requested that Stanley send postcards from the places he visits with details of his journey. I decided he could write a blog post here today for his postcard. Here’s what Stanley has to say about his visit.
Flat Stanley 6
The first morning of my arrival in Maine, I was warmed by a large mug of coffee. You might think this was a bad thing, but it wasn’t. There was actually about a foot of snow on the ground outside and it was very cold. The coffee was a nice warm blanket and it prepared for what I would do the rest of the day.
Flat Stanley 4
After morning coffee, we headed out to feed the chickens and gather eggs. There were 13 chickens in all, 2 big roosters and 11 hens. We gathered 9 eggs that morning for breakfast.
Flat Stanley 3
Flat Stanley 8
Then we went to check on the ducks, they were happily splashing in puddles in the driveway. Even though it very cold outside, some of them were swimming in their little pool. No wonder down blankets are supposed to be so warm!
Flat Stanley 2
Flat Stanley 9
We came back inside from checking on the animals and water the seedlings. There were onions, celery, herbs, and all sort of other little plants underneath grow lights inside.  They will be planted outside when the snow melts and the weather warms.  There were hundreds of seedlings, the garden will be bursting with vegetables this summer!
Flat Stanley 5
After a hearty breakfast of those eggs we gathered from the chickens, we were back outside to cut firewood for next winter. The rest of the day was spent cutting, splitting and stacking firewood. Boy was I tired after that.  It’s certainly true what they say, you warm yourself twice!
Flat Stanley 10
I also made a trip to the coast to see the big boats and the lobsters, but it was raining and I was afraid I’d disintegrate, so I stayed in the car.
Flat Stanley 1
Then I was folded up into an envelope and mailed off somewhere else. Where will I go? Who knows, but I certainly can’t wait to get back to Peri in Kentucky so I can tell her all about my trip!

If you could fold yourself up into an envelop, where would you mail yourself?

18 Comments to “Just Visiting”
  1. KimH on March 13, 2013 at 6:15 am

    If I could.. I’d fold myself up and mail myself to the country-side of France..

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  2. Adelina Anderson on March 13, 2013 at 6:22 am

    Oregon and perhaps Montreal.

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  3. Wendy on March 13, 2013 at 6:37 am

    Awesome! The photo of Stanley and the hen is classic!
    I’d love to visit Maine, actually!

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  4. Adriana on March 13, 2013 at 7:13 am

    Somewhere warm and dry. It’s mud season and it’s been raining a lot, enough said…

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  5. Joan on March 13, 2013 at 7:18 am

    Maho Bay on St. John in the U.S.Virgin Islands. I am just in the mood for a day snorkeling in crystal clear water.

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  6. BJ on March 13, 2013 at 8:15 am

    I would mail myself to Switzerland to see my Swiss Miss, Marianne and her new baby Luc.

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  7. daisy on March 13, 2013 at 8:21 am

    Hello, Stanley! Haven’t seen him in years! Glad to see he’s still getting around. He hasn’t changed a bit.

    I’d mail myself to the Blue Ridge Mountains…

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  8. amy on March 13, 2013 at 9:57 am


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  9. Donna B. on March 13, 2013 at 10:17 am

    Ahhhhh how cute is this?! I truly love some of the things that children get to do. [I wonder how a project like this could translate to adult life? My friends and family would probably think I’m crazy… hehe!]
    And reading Flat Stanley’s adventure around your homestead was a lot of fun~ I love the hen just staring at him…

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  10. laura on March 13, 2013 at 10:32 am

    That is so cute. Hmm.. I would take a long journey by mail, first to Montana, then Alaska, then to Russia, a stop off in Romania and then to Wales and Scotland.

    You’ve reminded me that I need to get some seeds started!

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  11. Jennifer Schroeder on March 13, 2013 at 10:36 am

    Suzy-great visit with Flat Stanley. One of my children, had that project years ago. I love the variety of things that Stanley did at your house!

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  12. Natalie on March 13, 2013 at 11:18 am

    Today, I would choose somewhere warm and since I’d be going in an envelope, I’d choose Tahiti!

    Oh, but I do want to see Alaska, New Zealand, Ireland, Wales, pretty much all of Europe…

    Today, it would definitely be a warm place, with sunshine and an ocean for scuba diving!

    I loved the pictures!

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  13. Jill on March 13, 2013 at 11:27 am

    Geez, I think I’d come to Chiot’s Run, that sounded like fun! ;)

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  14. Marcia on March 13, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    Egypt! I long to see the pyramids.

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  15. pinepod on March 13, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Probably India where my sister-in-law, niece, and nephew live now soon my brother will join them again!


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  16. Tammey on March 13, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    This was really sweet!

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  17. Kimberley on March 13, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    I’d send myself to France or New York City in a heartbeat. If you are looking for Flat Stanley to go very far away, can I suggest New Zealand? It’s about as far as you can get from Maine and still be speaking English! I loved the Flat Stanley stories when I was a kid, this has reminded me to look them up for my son.

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  18. Heidi on March 14, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    Italy. I love the whole country.

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