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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Shopping in Mercado Juarez with Flat Stanley!

Today on an outing with our Ex Pat friends we took along "Flat Stanley", it is a project for 3rd graders which is part of a National Literacy project many American children take part in. Students send a "Flat Stanley"; based on the book by Jeff Brown, to a friend or relative so they can take photos of where they take "Flat Stanley". There are many celebrities who have participated in the project thus far including Mohammad Ali & Texas'own Willie Nelson. I am sure the vendors at the Mercado Juarez really wondered at the sanity of the American women who were posing & taking photos with cardboard cut out of the little guy! My friend Carolyn was sent the little character by her niece. She scores big points for this one! It was fun & gave us all a reason to act a little crazy too! Gee, imagine that!

During our pre-Easter downtown Torreon blitz we met the most adorable puppy ever. Who knew we could find Shar-Pei puppies in the Mercado in Torreon? When asked if the owner would sell the pup to us, he named a price of $2500 pesos. He did seem pretty attached to her & may have not really taken any amount for her but she was cute, even when she was gnawing on the items he was trying to sell the Gringos who swarmed into his Mercado stand this morning!!

After shopping in Centro Torreon we stopped for lunch at Los Farolitos & of course took the little Flat Stanley along too! My friend Carolyn really should be getting the Aunt of the Year on this one! Surely, there can't be too many 3rd graders in the heartland of American who have an Aunt who will go the distance in Mexico with their school projects!

"Flat Stanley" was shown a good time South of the Border!! Check out the Flat Stanley literacy project: http://www.flatstanleyproject.net/


Blogger Lauren said...

i want the puppy! and by the way, i thought you had enough friends, cutting them out of paper now???

6:55 PM  
Blogger tilegirl said...

I think this is so funny. It reminds of a Mr. Bill thing from Sat Night Live. The only picture missing is flat Stanley run over by a donkey drawn cart! Would he get any flattter?
Does your husband know you have been hanging around with Flat Stanley?
Great pictures and so great to see you in them, too. That was the best part.

5:13 AM  
Blogger Dee said...

Oh gosh, Flat Stanley & a donkey cart! Now, where were you when we could have used that great idea? That is funny!

5:45 AM  
Blogger Rosemary said...

That was such a fun day! Glad I could share it with everyone - including Flat Stanley!

9:32 AM  

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