I’m so excited! Grandpa’s pen pal from Greece is coming to visit this weekend – they’ve been writing to each other for more than 50 years.
Grandpa said he started writing to Niko in junior high as part of a class assignment, and they’ve been close friends ever since. Grandpa even went to Greece after high school to visit Niko.
I wonder if we’ll write to pen pals in class this year? Grandpa says it’s the best way to practice writing (they don’t even use e-mail!), learn about new cultures, and sometimes, if you’re lucky, find friends for life.
Grandma’s busy in the kitchen baking and coming up with recipes. I hope she makes her famous Greek salad J
- Chase Superman Duffy
P.S. Don’t forget to check out another alternate ending to Gotta Jet by Grade 4 St. Vidal Grandin student, Sharla. It’s a real thriller.
As the race starts, the wise words of Kevin pop back into Chase’s head.
“Did you have fun making the car? Did you practice? That’s what’s important, son.”
Chase sees Lightening way in front of him, but as he speeds down the hill, Prairie Gold whips by Lightening. Five feet away from the finish line, Lightening and Chase are neck and neck.
Just an instant before the finish line, they smirk at each other. The tips of their cars snap the ribbon. The flagger hesitates…