Orphan Train Rider

Orphan Train Rider
Oliver Nordmark - Age 15 - Esbon KS

Friday, April 23, 2010

DAY #9 - Wrapping Up Week #1

Wrapping up the end of the first week here in Kansas, I began the morning at Schilling Elementary School where my host, Sara Gault (the crazy lady responsible for this excellent adventure!) is a fourth grade teacher. These pictures are taken from her class. The kids were great, lots of them bought copies of the books for themselves, and their interest and questions did not disappoint. This little girl's name is Astrid. The third picture is Sara Gault and I - we both agree that neither one of us takes a good picture....but, for posterity, we begrudgingly did our best-lol! Sara's daughter Molly works for the local paper and she, along with a coworker who writes for the paper came to the presentation and took lots of pictures - one with each child - to have as a souvenier. There may also be an opportunity to have Fly Little Bird, Fly published in portions in the paper for people to read. More on that later as I get more information :)

After two presentations at Schilling and a quick lunch break, I traveled to Coronado Elementary for visits with the third graders, followed by the fourth graders. Students and teachers alike have been very interested and involved in the many discussions that have "spontaneously erupted" during my visits and it's easy to see that this is a subject that really gets people, young and old alike, thinking and wondering about.
Tomorrow morning, bright and early, I'll be traveling to the National Orphan Train Complex in Concordia, KS which is about an hour drive north of here. I'll be doing a book signing and reading from 10-11:30 followed by a luncheon at the Huckleberry Tea Room in town. I'm really looking forward to seeing the museum now that it's completed! Sunday will be a "day of rest" - literally. Then next week the visits will begin again in schools in surrounding communities!

Enjoy your evening - I'll be resting up - and I'll see you on Day #10. Thanks for following :)


Anonymous said...

Mom and I have read all of your blogs,way to go girl. sounds like the trip is a resounding success.

Looking forward to meeting the young boy you are bringing home.
Just kidding.

Love Mom & Dad

Donna said...

Look at you guys BLOGGING!!! Very impressive :)

No, I'm afraid Samuel will have to stay in Kansas...although I would have taken him, he was a sweet kid!

Yaya' s Home said...

I really like all your pictures. What a wonderful record of your time spent in Kansas. Can't wait to hear the news about publishing portions of your book in the paper. How exciting.

~ Yaya
Yaya's Home

Anonymous said...

i like how you rite ur blogs their awsome ... Sorry about your son but i know that u will take good care os him .(P.S. Ms.Gault is the one who told us.)