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