Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Flat Stanley

We've just had our first ever visit from Flat Stanley. He's from Tommy in California. We don't know Tommy personally, but hope he enjoys what Stanley learned about our home town. Here's a tidbit:

"Bowie is a suburb of Washington, DC. It is also close to Annapolis which is Maryland's state capital. Bowie, formerly known as Collington, has the Belair Mansion. It was the country home of several early governors and other prominent people in the 1700s, 1800s, and early 1900s. The Belair estate, specifically its owner, James T. Woodward, had a lot to do with the development of thoroughbred horse racing in the new world. Its stable is one of only two stables to raise two Triple Crown champions. The horses were father and son and their names were Gallant Fox and Omaha. They won the Triple Crown in 1930 and 1935."

The girls are clueless as to who Flat Stanley is, so I'm hoping the library has a copy of his book the next time we visit.


Lynn said...

Send flat Stanley my way...I'll give him something to journal about!

Anonymous said...

That is a GREAT idea! He would be fun to travel with. I love the story of Flat Stanley and remember it well. --chris f

Sweet November said...

I was clueless too. Thanks for giving me a few clues...:)

CA Skellys said...

We just finished reading Flat Stanley and then one of the many sequels, Stanley in Space (both from our local library, yea, library!) We should mail a Stanley around and see where he travels...maybe he'll visit you again soon ;)