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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Will wonders never cease

After not showing up on my blog page for months, maybe even a year, the sitemeter is now there.  I'm afraid to breathe or cough because it might go away.

I want to thank Kristine who gave me the idea for Flat Stanley, and to Sandie who sent me the link to the templatesAt first when I looked at the web site it appeared to require Apps, and as I've said before I don't do apps.  But I found out the apps are not necessary.  I printed out several templates and just now took them over to Autumn and Arianna to color for me.  I did the Flat Stanley one, but there are also girl figures as well and I printed some of them thinking that we will use the girlie template on our upcoming road trip to Oregon.

My granddaughter Autumn is probably the best person I know to color a picture.  She does a beautiful job with it, and the colors she does are always bright and bold - just what is needed for a little paper doll who is going to appear on photographs.  

I can't believe I have never heard of Flat Stanley, and he's been around since 1964!  I was around Ara's age in 1964 and had many other things on my mind I guess.

I stopped at AAA this morning and picked up the individual state maps I'll be using for my trip to NY, and will send them soon to my grandsons.  This is going to be so much fun for me, and I hope it's half as enjoyable for the kids as it is for me.  But I don't know why "Fat Albert" is what comes to my mind first instead of "Flat Stanley". 



  1. I don't see any counter on your blog. Maybe it is only visable by you. BTW, I never heard of Flat Stanly. I had to Google him to see what you were talking about. Guess I am out of touch with the real world.

  2. I guess you missed my posts about Flat Joey while I was at Okefenokee. Lots of grandparents do a flat something on their travels for the grandkids.

  3. I'd never heard of Flat anybody until Judy's posts and I think it's such a great idea. She did a terrific job with Flat Joey. Wish I had some little people to send Flats and maps to. Lucky you!

  4. On a different topic, on Lloyd Kahn's blog I saw a possible solution to camping in your vehicle, probably not this year, but you could maybe have something like this built:
    I is a box with a folding mattress on top that unfolds over the top of the backs of the not-quite-level back seats and also holds the camp stove, etc. The original is probably way too expensive, but with some tweaking I'm thinking a similar thing could be built locally.

  5. I think you'll have fun with Flat Stanley - glad I could find those templates for you.

  6. We did flat Stanley for both our grandkids. The hit of the school kids to have grandma and grandpa go to so many places with Flat Stanley. It was really fun.

    Now we send postcards to the grandkids and they're loving where we go. They are keeping the cards in a folder. FUN!!!

  7. I use FireFox and it is always on your post..Today was 389788 I believe.