Friday, April 27, 2012

'Flat Chloe' comes to Poland!

FLAT CHLOE!!! Who is that? In 1964, the children's book "Flat Stanley" was published. The story begins with a boy named Stanley who is given a big bulletin board which he hangs over his bed. In the middle of the night, the board falls and 'flattens' Stanley. Stanley survives and makes the best of his 'altered' state. One special advantage that he has is he can now visit his friends by being mailed in an envelope. Every year, thousands of American children read this book, make a flattened rendering of themselves and mail themselves to friends all over the country.

Our granddaughter, Chloe, has been wanting to come to visit us in Poland for months. Making the best of a situation, she decided to send 'Flat Chloe' to Poland in hopes that someday her 'real self' might make it there!

A mission is no vacation...and it wasn't for 'Flat Chloe' either. The first thing she did was go tracting with Elders Tanner and Murphey.

Getting home from tracting with the missionaries, Flat Chloe needed to help Grandpa with transfers. She gave a few suggestions, but she knew that ultimately it is up to the Lord where he places his missionaries. With transfers done, it was now time to help Grandma.

We headed to the laundry room to help wash and fold the never-ending laundry that seems to accumulate at the mission home. When the laundry was done, it was time to send 'Flat Chloe' back to Las Vegas where she needed to go back to 'Real Chloe's' classroom and report on her adventure. Of course, you never leave Poland without a treat...and 'Flat Chloe' didn't either. She brought a round of Kinder-eggs for the grandkids as well as Chloe's class!

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