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4th of July Letter from Sam Eagle

Hi,              almost time for the 4th of July

How are you spending your 4th of July? I plan on being very busy making sure everyone has a safe picnic, parade or whatever they are planning for the holiday. Did you know that the 4th of July is the birthday of America? Lots of people forget that. They make all kinds of plans for picnics, parties, parades and they totally forget why they are celebrating. This year America will be over 230 years old. That’s not very old for a country. I’ll bet that you know that America is one of the best countries to live in. Even though there have been some bad years it is still one of the best countries to live in.

Do you know why? America is great because so many adults work their whole lives making it a safe place to live. Every day they do their jobs keeping the rest of us safe. I think it would be a very good idea if on this 4th of July or the next time you go to a parade with your family and you see a soldier, sailor, police or a fireman that you say thank you to them. No one ever says thank you enough, especially to the adults who keep us safe and free. Next time you see a police or fireman, maybe you can say thank you. It would make them very happy and me too.

I wish we had some of your firemen, police, soldiers and sailors here at End of the Rainbow. They might be able to fix our rain problem. It is still raining. For three months it has been raining every day. We are now wading through waist deep water. It is really miserable, especially since I have been waiting all winter for the baseball season to start. I was really disappointed last month because I thought we would have to cancel the entire baseball season because of all the water. Luckily for us all the coaches and umpires got together and decided that we could play our home games in one of the other towns. It’s not as much fun as playing at End of the Rainbow but it is a lot drier.

Last year the Rainbow sluggers, that’s us! We came in second in the Enchanted series. That’s something like your world series. This year I don’t think we’ll do so well. The Mighty Maggots from Bugsville have an awesome pitcher. His name is Impossible Caterpillar. He can throw six balls at the same time. Three balls from his right hands and three balls from his left hands. You never know which ball to swing at.

He is also a fantastic hitter. He bats both left-handed and right-handed at the same time also. Peter Piper from Fairy Tale town said he had heard that Impossible can actually swing four and six bats at once but the umpires and coaches made a new rule this year that you can only use two bats at a time. This si lucky for the rest of us because we can only use one bat and none of us are as good as Impossible. He’s a really fast runner too. He wears special elf made running shoes on his twenty-four feet.

My guess is that the Maggots will win the championship this year. No one on any of the teams can hit the ball when Impossible pitches. As of right now the Maggots haven’t lost one game. Our team, the Rainbow Sluggers is tied for third place with the Fairy Tale Terrors. The Mountain Giants are in second place right now, but we still have two months of playing to catch up to the Giants.

Before I forget, I get really excited about baseball and sometimes forget about the problem here. I think both Maizy and Jasper had told you about the problems going on here. ONe of the reasons we’re only in third place is because Crazy Cupid is still missing and he is one of our best out fielders. Also Albert Rabbit isn’t playing this summer. He has come out of hiding, sort of. He’s been seen a few times around End of the Rainbow but he won’t go to any of the other towns with the team. His fur still hasn’t grown back, but it’s not too bad because he’s still very colorful.

When he fainted he fell into all the spilled dye and now his head is purple, his back is green, his left arm is pink, his right arm yellow, his left leg is red and his right leg is blue. The rest of his body is a bright swirled mix of all the other colors. He’s really quite pretty but I wouldn’t tell him that. He is still so upset over everything.

At our last meeting we found out that Cormick has lost most of his gold, Albert just discovered his lucky baby shoe is gone. It’s kind of like a lucky rabbit foot that many of you humans carry. I’ve lost my magical flag, and we still don’t have any clue who is taking everything or why it won’t stop raining.

Well, I’d better go we have a game tonight against the Bugtown Ants. Hope you enjoy your summer!

Happy 4th of July

Sam Eagle

p. s. Don’t forget to say thank you to all the police, firemen, soldiers and sailors you see.

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June letter for kids


I’m Jasper Sprite, usually at this time of the year I fly around making sure all the trees and plants are summer green, but things are really getting strange around here. Maizy said she wrote and tole you about the missing jelly beans. Well, things are getting so much worse. After Albert Rabbit fainted, Crazy Cupid ran to get Father Time. Father Time is the mayor of End of the Rainbow. It’s his job to fix all the problems here. But this is getting so big no one knows what to do. Cupid had barely left the vat building when it started to rain. I mean, really rain, it was pouring so hard you could hardly see across the street. When Cupid reached Father Time’s house the large tower clock next to Jak Jester’s house started chiming.

The clock is as tall as a tree and the hand has never moved, not in over a thousand years. It doesn’t tell time but keeps track of the magic in End of the Rainbow. The round face is divided into four pieces like a pie. The top section says PERFECT, the next section is TROUBLE COMING, the third says FIX IT QUICK, and the last is  DANGER, DANGER, DANGER!

The hand of the clock, it only has one, went from PERFECT to DANGER, DANGER, DANGER! without even stopping at the other spaces. It won’t stop chiming either, it’s a loud wailing siren sound followed by a deep boom like thunder. Day and night it chimes and chimes, no one can sleep or anything it’s so loud. We don’t know how to turn it off.

The North Pole sent us some help. Several Master fixer elves came to fix the broken jelly bean vats. Since the jelly beans were stolen the vats quit working. The elves took them all apart and then put them all back together. It didn’t help. They still don’t work.

And now to make things even worse, the Enchanted Forest has begun to move into End of the Rainbow. Long, long ago we made an agreement with the enchanted trees. They could have most of the land and we’d just have our little town. They have always kept the bargain until now, now they are moving into our town and they are mad at us.

I have a very, very angry old oak living next to my house now and he keeps throwing old branches and acorns at me every time I go outside. I have lots of black and blue spots from being hit by the branches and acorns.

Something is happening to all our magic because it’s getting harder and harder to fly around. I don’t know if you’ve heard the news or not but Cormick O’Greene the leprechaun’s twenty-five times great-uncle finally showed up after almost three hundred years.

I went to visit Cormick but his ancient Uncle isn’t talking to anyone. When old Connor O’Connor showed up on Cormick’s doorstep he looked just like a hard dried up old raisin. Cormick said all Connor is doing is drinking gallon after gallon, a gallon is like one of your big jug of milk, he’s been drinking about a gallon a minute of Leprechaun magic juice.

It’s a nasty smelly green juice that leprechaun’s have to drink every day. Connor O’ Connor hasn’t had any for a very, very, very long time. I’m not very good at numbers but I do know that there are usually 365 days in a year and Connor’s been gone for about 300 years, that’s an awful lot of days.

Leprechaun’s have to drink a pint a day so Connor has a lot of drinking to do before he stops looking like an old shrunken raisin.

No one has seen Albert in weeks, he’s still so upset over the missing jelly beans that he’s lost all of his fur. Even his fluffy tail is bare. We can’t make jelly beans and we’re still a zillion, jillion jelly beans short of what we need.

Rascal Werewolf and Tom Turkey did find a trail of jelly beans on the day they were stolen. They followed the trail into the thick woods surrounding the village. They lost them in the trees so we don’t know where the thieves took the jelly beans.

Yesterday Cormick said his old twenty-five times great-uncle Connor O’Connor left again. He still hadn’t told anyone what had happened to him while he was missing but he did say that he wanted some peace and quiet. With the clock chiming all the time and the enchanted trees stomping their huge roots as they move around, End of the Rainbow isn’t quiet anymore.

A couple of days ago Father Time called a meeting at the library to see if anyone had any ideas how to fix all of this. No one did, not even the North Pole elves. They did say that the problem is just here, none of the other towns, cities or villages are being bothered. At the meeting we did discover that Cupid is missing! Jak Jester and Sam Eagle went over to his house but both Crazy Cupid and his magic Valentine bow are gone.

Rascal Werewolf said he tried to track the scent of the jelly beans the day they were taken. Rascal, Sam Eagle, Cormick O”Greene and Artie Wood Elf went into the Enchanted forest following the trail of dropped jelly beans but Rascal lost the scent when he came across a squirrel trail. He went howling excitedly through the trees and the rest ran after him. They all thought he was getting close to the jelly bean thieves, but he was just chasing two squirrels! Sometimes Rascal is just like all dogs, he likes chasing squirrels even though he knows they are too fast for him and he’ll never catch them.

At the meeting we also found out a really bad thing. Really, really bad. Someone is stealing all of our magic. Each holiday keeper has one special item that is kind of holder of all our magic. It’s kind of hard to explain, but we each have a special item that the magic in the air goes through and makes our natural magic stronger.

I have a green leaf that I wear on a chain around my neck. It never dies as long as I wear it. I never take it off, ever! Then one day when I was dodging and ducking the acorns the oak was throwing at me the chain broke. I found the chain among the piles and mounds of acorns but I can’t find my magical leaf! It will turn brown and crack into dust if I don’t find it soon.

I told everyone about losing it at the meeting and Rascal Werewolf and Fraidy Black Cat said their jack o’ lanterns were missing also. After that everyone ran home to check on their magic items. I haven’t heard if anyone else is missing theirs yet.

It’s still raining, coming down in buckets! Everything but our houses are floating. The streets and lanes have become fast-moving rivers. It’s a mess here.

If you know who is doing all this to us please write back and tell us.

Jasper Sprite

p.s. The enchanted oak is leaving my yard. I went outside to see where it was going. It stomped past the food store behind my house and east on Blueberry drive to Cormick’s house. It stopped in Cormick’s yard right over his underground gold mine. I ran over to warn him but the tree threw huge handfuls of acorns at me. I hope Cormick heard it coming.



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