Friday, January 16, 2009

Flat Stanley in Beijing (and Henry Kissinger, too)

You've heard of Flat Stanley, haven't you? The idea is, students mail Flat Stanley to their friends at other schools. Those students take Flat Stanley somewhere interesting in their home towns, then send letters and photos explaining what Flat Stanley's been doing.

Our neighbor's son, Henry, got a Flat Stanley in the mail, and his Flat Stanley has had all sorts of crazy adventures. He gave a speech at the Embassy, appeared on Chinese television, and even got to meet former SecState Henry Kissinger. I love the photo of Flat Stanley waiting in line to meet Kissinger. And I love that Henry's mom, Ingrid, had the guts to bring Flat Stanley to the meet and greet.

Really, can anyone out there top this Flat Stanley experience?


Jill said... [Reply]

That's awesome! I love Flat Stanley.

My dad is constantly helping out his secretary's son and schlepping the Flat Stanley to all of our posts. So far he's been to Oman and Israel - and a few weekend trips in the Middle East as well.

We're looking forward to seeing him in India later this year!

Connie said... [Reply]

I helped photograph a Flat Stanley on a cultural field trip in Saqqara, Egypt. The kids, and Stanley, got to learn about pottery, baking the local bread, etc. It's a great idea. :-)

Kelsey said... [Reply]

That is so adorable! I'm sure whatever kids got those photos were way impressed!

American in Norway said... [Reply]

We had flat Stanley in Norway a few years ago... we had a blast taking him around...sledding etc.. Looks pretty lame right about now.

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