It was a really cool drive northbound for Flat Stanley! As they drove from Virginia to Massachusetts, Nana kept pointing out the changes from fully leafed out trees, to return to the beginning signs of springtime like the fresh buds on the trees, yellow forsythia and daffodils. As they pulled into the driveway, Nana’s smile grew wide as she noted that her favorite bright red tulips even waited for her to return, before dropping their red blossoms!
But Everyone in the car gasped when they saw the HOUSE! Nana and Papa’s NEW House!! The roof will be shingled tomorrow and all of the framing is complete!
“Stop the CAR!” Flat Stanley hollered. When Nana stopped the car, Flat Stanley jumped out and asked the worker men if they needed any help. They put Flat Stanley to work right away working on the porch framing.
“Oh this is a perfect porch for two rocking chairs,” Nana exclaimed as she walked around her new home that is quickly taking shape.
After a hard afternoon helping the guys frame the porch, Flat Stanley went inside with Briana. Nana and Papa were missing all the kids here in Massachusetts too! It’s so hard to be pulled.
“We all need to live on the same street!” Nana said once again.
Flat Stanley and Nana were both as amazed as Papa when Briana and Terri indulged in a taste of Papa’s pickled eggs! Yes, PICKLED EGGS! Papa bought them in Virginia and tried to get all of the grandloves in Virginia to try one, but they wouldn’t. But Briana DID!! EWWW!! haha.. she said they weren’t her favorite, and she wouldn’t have them again, but Nana was surprised that she tried them; and that she didn’t gag!
It made Nana and Papa and Auntie Terri laugh, and then Auntie Terri tried a taste! I don’t think she’ll be doing that again either. haha! Papa gets to enjoy the rest of the jar all by himself!
He was smiling…
I hope this finds you smiling too!