It was a drizzly Monday morning. Carson ran up to Mrs. Green’s house on his way to school with a smile on his face and an envelope in his hand. Mrs. Green greeted him with a knowing smile and a hint of borrowed anticipation. Carson quickly handed her the envelope and began running back down the walkway. He ran as if he was dodging raindrops defying the umbrella his mother put in his backpack. Over his shoulder he yelled,
“I hope you don’t mind Mrs. Green. I have planned a party, at the climbing tree, on the last day of school. I will take care of everything.” Just be there at 6:00! It will be better than Christmas!”
Mrs. Green laughed at Carson. She knew it was true. In Carson’s mind there was no better day than the last day of school. She opened the envelope and pulled out a card. Carson had sketched a picture of a bald eagle on the front of it. Carson was very good at drawing. Mrs. Green laughed. She knew Carson had chosen this because it was the symbol of freedom. Inside in Carson’s own handwriting it read,
Meet me at the climbing tree on Friday Night at 6:00
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