Recently I received a visit from Flat Will. Flat Will is a friend of Ms. Johnson's First Grade Class, in Raleigh, NC.
About a year ago, we received a visit from Flat Stanley, who was a friend of my granddaughters class, in Stockbridge, Michigan.
When Flat Stanley visited, he didn't tell me that he had a brother!
Well, the two of them must have been talking, because the first thing Flat Will did, when he walked in the door, was run out back to climb this Saguaro!
Flat Stanley must not have warned his brother, Flat Will, as Flat Will very quickly found out that this Saguaro was filled with very sharp, and prickly spikes!
"Youch", we heard Flat Will scream from the backyard!
After we calmed Flat Will's throbbing hands, and feet, we told him of the ancient Hohocam peoples that used to collect the red flowers that the Saguaro will grow each spring.
Hohocam families, in the spring, would venture out into the desert with very long sticks, and knock off the red Saguaro flowers to eat.
Just like we have a tradition to hunt for Easter Eggs, the Hohocam children would go hunting for Saguaro flowers each year.
Flat Will was also hoping to see a rattlesnake. He said that he wanted to ride a rattlesnake!
We are thankful that we didn't see one, I am not sure what Flat Will would have done!
Well, that was Flat Will's short visit with us. I hope that his report back to Ms. Johnson's First Grade Class, brings wonder, and adventure to her students.