Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Flat Stanley meets the Los Angeles firefighters!

"YAY, I love fire trucks!"

Last year alone, the men and women of the LAFD responded 753,428 times to come to the aid of their neighbors in need. (from

Thank you for your service in protecting our community.
We are truly grateful!

"Look at me, I'm on the fire truck!"

We all know that the LAFD firefighters are courageous, professional, selfless heros.

They are also generous, helpful, and have a sense of humor when helping an auntie in Los Angeles complete an assignment from her seven-year-old nephew in Chicago.

Thanks guys!

My nephew Stone's second grade class has just finished reading the book Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown. In the story, Stanley is flattened, but not hurt, when a bulletin board falls on top of him. His parents, Mr. & Mrs. Lambchop, send him on a vacation (in an envelope) to visit relatives.

Each student in Stone's class has chosen a friend or relative to entertain Flat Stanley on another trip. Stone chose me! I was instructed to dress Stanley in a way to reflect his visit to Los Angeles, so we borrowed Kobe Bryant's Laker uniform! Now Stanley is ready to explore San Pedro, Los Angeles, and the Port.

In a few weeks he will return to Chicago (in an envelope) with photos and a journal of his trip. Stone's class will mark each location that Stanley has visited on a world map. They are excited to see the places where Stanley Lambchop went on his globetrotting adventure!


P.S. Flat Stanley's Basketball Update: Last night the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Utah Jazz 111-103. Go Kobe!


  1. Ms. LL,

    Please know that Flat Stanley and his friends are always welcome at any Neighborhood Fire Station in Los Angeles.

    We look forward to meeting Stone when he next comes to town (and we hope he brings Flat Stanley along!).

    Respectfully Yours in Safety and Service,

    Brian Humphrey
    Public Service Officer
    Los Angeles Fire Department

  2. Too Cute! Kudos to members of the LAFD for playing along. You guys are the best.

  3. I hope Flat Stanley know that there are people all over the world who likes him, and know what he is doing. Have a good time!!
    Greetings from Norway.

  4. Lori, you are amazing. How are you finding all these interesting people to introduce Flat Stanley to?

  5. Mr. Humphrey - thanks for the invite. Stone and his little brother will be thrilled to visit the local fire station!
    Hi Gunn - thanks for the Norwegian greetings!
    Hi Trea - I guess I'm not shy? It sure is fun!


So nice to hear from you!

Warm regards,
Lori Lynn