Jean Alphin


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It was a nice sunny day in July. The birds were singing in the trees,and you could hear children laughing and having fun. They were at a little park behind their house,where all the children played in the summer. Schools been out for about a month,and they were all just enjoying themselves.

Sara and Jamie were buddies. They have know each other since they were toddlers. The girls could pass for sisters. They both had long black hair, but Jamie had brown eyes,and Sara had green eyes. Both were the same height and lean. The girls were both nine years old,and always played together.

One afternoon,they both went home to eat lunch,they weren’t hungry. They each knew if they didn’t go home to eat,they wouldn’t be allowed back out.  So off they went to Jamie’s house,because everyday they each took turns going to each others  house for lunch.

On this one particular afternoon, on the way home,a little dog that was black and brown with big white spots,ran up to both of them. The dog seemed happy to see them. He was just wagging his tail,like he knew them. Both girls petted him,and said to the dog,we’ll see you later,we have to go home.

The little dog followed them home,and when they came back out to play,he was still there. He was sitting in front of the door,and seen them both coming . He stood up and started wagging his tail. Jamie went back in her house and brought out a piece of meat for the dog. He gobbled it up like he didn’t eat in a while.

This went on for about a week, Sara told her mom that he must not have a home. Sara’s mom  said,” Who ever he belongs to,they seem to have taken care of him. He must be lost.”

“Can I keep him Mom?” said Sara

“I’ll put an ad in the paper,under lost animals. He can stay until his owner picks him up.”

Jamie was happy for Sara. Jamie already had a dog of her own, she name him Scotty.

“Maybe if you keep him, we can take Scotty and the lost dog with us to the park.”

“He isn’t a lost dog, I’ll name him “Ditzy”………… he really is a lost dog,but I hope I can keep him”,said Sara with tears in her eyes.

Weeks went by and no one answered  the ad.  Then  one day the phone rang. The man on the line said,”The dog you described,sounds like my dad’s dog, Mutt. My dad passed away a month ago,and Mutt disappeared. I can’t take him home with me.”

“My daughter Sara, has been taking care of him. She would love to keep him.”

“I’m glad to hear that!” My dad loved that dog,and I would hate to take him to the S.P.C.A.

Well that is settled,I hope your daughter takes good care of Mutt. Good Bye!”

After he hung up, Sara and Ditzy walked  in the door. I told her the good news.

Sara picked up Ditzy and said,”Your staying,your my dog.” Sara gave him a big hug,and he couldn’t stop kissing her face.

Afterwards,she took Ditzy over to Jamie’s house to tell her the good news.


Max and Liza are brother and sister. Max is seven and Liza is eight, they are very close. Where-ever Max is your surly see Liza following near by. They live in a small town with about 1,200 people,  which is called Thunder, in the state of  Pennsylvania.

Max and Liza are both doing great in school. When Max has a problem with his homework,  his big sister helps him with it. The children’s parents, both work in town.

Liza makes sure their homework is done,before their parents come home from work. Because Maggie their mom,comes home and makes them dinner every night. After dinner,one of the parents always checks to see if the homework is finished. If so,then they can go out and play.

Most of the time,both children would go over to see Dottie,who is Maggie’s friend. Dottie has no kids,but she has a beautiful Shepard dog name Sharma.  She is silver and black,and loves to play with the two children. Dottie said around the same time every night,Sharma puts her nose against the back window pane. She’ll stay their until she’ s sees Liza and Max,when she sees them she’ll start barking and wagging her tail. That lets Dottie know,Sharma wants to go out and play with the kids.

Often when Max and Liza goes home,they asked why they can’t have a dog. They always  promise to take good care of it.

Maggie and Don their parents say,”Lets wait and see how your report cards are.”

One day after dinner,both Max and Liza went over to play with Sharma. Dottie came out and told them Sharma wasn’t feeling good,so she took her to the vets. The vet told Dottie they were keeping Sharma over night.

“I”ll call your mother when Sharma feels better.” said Dottie

That happened seven weeks ago.

School was out,and both Max and Liza got great grades. They were being promoted to the next grade,for the new year.

In the middle of the week,while everyone was watching T.V. the phone rang. Maggie picked up the phone.

Dottie was on the other line.  Maggie. she said, Sharma is feeling better,you all can come over and see Sharma.”

Maggie and Don knew what was up.

“Max and Liza, we all can go over and see Sharma now. She is feeling better,and must want to see her friends.”

Both of the children,jumped up and down,with their big smiles on their face. Don and Maggie smiled at each other.

“Let’s go!” said Don.

When they arrived at Dottie’s house.  Sure enough, Sharma had her nose up against the window pane. She jumped down,and was dancing and barking. Dottie knew they all were at the door,before they even knock.

When Dottie opened the door,Sharma didn’t run out in the yard.  She ran into the next room,and both kids seen three  puppies, they all looked like Sharma.   Sharma was standing next to,them and was showing them off. You could tell,she was very proud of her new babies.

Max and Liza eyes got so big.

Liza said,”Is this why Sharma was sick?”

“Yes it is Liza!”  “You both can go over and pick out your own puppy. Sharma won’t mind,she knows, you both will take good care of her babies. Also you can bring them back to see her,and their brother.”

“Mom and Dad!” Can we? Can we?

“Of course you can! Maggie and Don said.

The Sister,That I Thought,I Knew (35)

Tamara will be graduating this year. She told me,”as far as she is concerned she doesn’t have a mother”.
Tamara can’t thank me enough,for me and Ben raising her. “I don’t know what would have become of myself,if it wasn’t for both of you”,Tamara sighed.

Tamara has kept good grades,all through school. She will be going to college,after she graduates this June.
Tamara dates a boy named Tim,they have been dating for the past year. Tamara said,that they are great friends.
Tamara has been working part-time, at Hubbard department store.Saving her money for college,Ben and I are very proud of her. Tamara knows,Ben and I love her very much. She shows her love,by the cards that she gives us around all the holiday’s. We don’t ask for anything else.

It was a beautiful morning in August,it wasn’t as humid as it was all last week.There was a cool breeze blowing.
Tamara was in Maryland,she had been excepted at,”The University of Maryland.” She was so happy,she just wished that Tim was there with her.
He was excepted,at “The University of Boston.” Tim told Tamara that he had dreamed his whole life, of going their. That is where his father graduated from,and became a “Professor of Medicine,at the “University of Ohio.”
After his dad was offered a job their,before he was even finished college. Tim’s mom and dad met at ”The University of Boston.” They both happened to be from the state of Florida,but from different counties.

Everything was looking up,even Ben and I were planning to take a two-week vacation. We haven’t decided where we wanted to go yet.

The Sister,That I Thought,I Knew (9)

I left the house,to search for Autumn. There were only two places,that I thought she might be.The first place was at Ned’s house. I knocked at their door,and Ned answered it. I asked him if he seen Autumn. Ned said,”This morning before school,she was yelling at me. She called me a jerk!” I haven’t seen her since.”
“Okay Thanks Ned,if you see her,tell her she better come home.”
“I doubt very much,if she’ll stop here,because she’s really mad at me.” Then he shut his door.
The next place was grand moms,and I hated to go their by myself.But I went anyway,to see if she was their. Before,I even knocked,grand mom was looking out her door.When I went up to her door,she opened it.
She said, “what do you want?”

“Grand mom,did you see Autumn today?”
“No I haven’t! She growled.
“Mom sent me to look for her,because she didn’t come home from school yet.”
“I can’t help you Faith,because,she isn’t here.” Then she slammed the door shut.
I was sadden,I didn’t know where else to look for her.When I get home,mom will probably beat me with the belt,because she’s no-where to be found.
When I arrived home,mom was waiting in the kitchen. I told her,”I looked all over for her,and I can’t find her.”
Mom said,”you have to know where’s she at. Because you both stuck real close to each other.”
“I know!” I cried,”but I don’t know where’s she’s at.”
Chadwick walked in the door,mom asked,him “if he seen Autumn?”
“No I haven’t mom,what’s gone on?”
“Your sister went to school this morning,and she hasn’t come home yet. Faith went to look for her,but she came home empty handed.”

The Sister,That I Thought I Knew (6)

Autumn told Ned,”You might be afraid of my mother,but I’m not.”If that’s the way you feel about it. That’s fine with me! I’ll fine another guy,that really loves me,and isn’t afraid to see me.”
I said,”I’m sorry to hear that,maybe,it’s for the best.”
Autumn said,”I don’t know about the best part.But I’m sick and tired of mom,telling me,where I can go. Who I can or cannot see.I’m sixteen years old,I have my own mind.”
But Autumn,”We are still under mom’s roof,I’m only fifteen,and your sixteen.”
“Well,I’m going to try to do sometime about it.Chadwick can do what he wants.He even quit didn’t say anything to him. Because he is a boy!
Isn’t that what she tells us girls all the time?”
“Your right Autumn! But things should change when we get older’”
“I have to figure something out.I hate going back home,and listen to mom holler at us girls.We haven’t done anything wrong. She should be hollering at Chadwick,but no,that’s her favorite. So she let’s him do want he wants,all the time.(Because he’s a boy!)
When we arrived home,Mom said,”you both get upstairs in your room.When supper is ready,I’ll call you both down.”
When supper was ready,she called us down.Little Maxwell was sitting at the table,with a big smile on his face. He was glad to see us. I thought.”At least somebody is glad to see us.”
We all sat down and ate. Mom didn’t say anything to us. After we ate,I wash the dishes,and Autumn dried them.
After we were finished,mom said,”Now you both get back upstairs. I don’t want to see or hear, neither one of you, until tomorrow,now get upstairs

Where Did The Summer Go?

I haven’t posted in a while,I’ve been busy doing things,that I been wanting to do for a while. What I like to know is,where did the summer go? It seems like the kids just got out of school, and it is already time for them to go back.Some of the kids are going boo!,but a lot of them are happy because they were bored just 2 weeks after they went on school break.
This summer really has been crazy,it has been so hot and humid. The month of July was like August weather, many days were very hot and humid. You couldn’t plan anything outside,because of the weather. I like to know if August is going to be just as hot as July,or maybe we will have a early fall. It would be fine for me,because  I love Fall and Spring. It could be like that all year around. Forget winter,I just hate the bitter cold and the cold winds,not to mention,snow and ice.(yuck)
It is getting near vacation time for me.So I better get serious,and try and plan a mini vacation,to go somewhere for a few days. The problem is,nobody can decide where to go. Maybe we can all put our heads together and come up with a place that we all will enjoy.

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