Sunday, April 5, 2009

Flat Stanley, WHERE Are YOU??

NOTE: I have just heard from Carol in Canada. Flat Stanley has arrived, safe and sound. Oh, don't I wish he could tell the story of this part of his journey! Thanks, Carol and family for opening your home to him!

I have lost Flat Stanley. In reality, the US Postal Service has lost Flat Stanley but I know they are not going to take responsibility for it so guess it falls on my shoulders. I raised three children, took care of my grand children, worked with first graders for 15 years, have had dogs, cats and birds..........and NEVER lost anyone but Flat Stanley is out there somewhere.

My dear friend Carol and her family in Canada offered to host Flat Stanley for my grandson, Colin's kindergarten class. The teacher thought it was a wonderful idea and sent another Flat Stanley, a travel log and letter home with Colin. He colored him, added a light saber in one hand and a apple in the other, cut off his feet for some reason, that he refused to share, and brought it to me to mail. I put it in a Priority mail folder from the PO and mailed it on March 25. It was not cheap travel fare for a someone made from paper, believe me! So it has been well over a week and he has still not arrived. I am afraid the immigration folks at the border are holding him in a cell somewhere because of the light saber!!! Carol and her family have been on the look out and have made plans for his visit but so far, he is a no show.

We had a family get together for our oldest son's (#1) birthday yesterday and I mentioned that Flat Stanley was lost and did the Momma (DD) think she could get another one? The great white hunter son #2, looked me right in the eye and said, "Mom, how could you lose Flat Stanley?" It sounded like it was all MY fault! I explained what happened but I think they still all think I lost him.

So Flat Stanley, if you are out there between Arizona and Canada, would you please phone home????

11 comments:

Piecefulafternoon said...

I don't know how priority mail goes in Canada, but regular mail can take 2 months between Washington State and British Columbia. If we have something to mail to BC our son-in-law takes it over the border with him when he goes to business meetings for his company and mails it from there - and it seems to go so much faster. Not sure why that is - but just know that it is. Hope Flat Stanley shows up soon.

Amelia said...

Oh Norma...the loss of Stanley is a new wrinkle in life. A problem with which you have no control over - I know this is certainly aggravating to say the least.

Well, do let us know the results (hopefully good ones) on the adventures of Flat Stanley.

Belvie said...

Hmmmm....tell DS 2 you safely delivered Flat Stanley to the hands of the US Postal Service. It's their fault. Maybe they are angry about the coming cuts in pay due to elimination of days and hours of work......and are holding him in protest. :-) We hope Flat Stanley arrives at his destination soon!

QuiltingFitzy said...

Canadian Post is woefully slow. Don't even begin to worry about it yet! It will arrive safe and sound and WAY later than you expect.

Wishing Flat Stanley postal speed!

Katie said...

Oh if Flat Stanley could ony tell his travel to Canada story. Yes, I'm sure he will show up. I love this idea.

Sara said...

Oh No! Not Flat Stanley! How awful! Poor Stanley, being held at the border for a light saber!

Carol VR said...

Yet again another day has passed and we've no high tell sign of Flat Stanley's arrival.

We await his arrival.... whenever that may be...LOL

Rannyjean said...

I just checked the package I received from Canada yesterday and he didn't get put in there, sorry to hear about Flat Stanley, but he will show up!

Sue said...

Please let us know when Flat Stanley makes it to his destination. I hope it is soon and that all is well.

Purple Pam said...

Keep a positive thought. Flat Stanley has probably taken off on another adventure. He will no doubtedly reappear much bedraggled and weiry from his journey!

Jackie said...

I met a Flat Stanley on vacation last week. Check out my blog post about it (It's the one about the Grand Canyon). I hope your FS shows up soon. He's probably just having a good time hanging out.