Thursday, November 23, 2017

So Much To Be Thankful For

Happy Thanksgiving future readers!

I'm getting ready to help my mom make egg nog French toast so we can eat while we watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade! YAY!

But yesterday, I was sitting in my room, reading one of my diaries I keep for this time capsule, and thinking about some other groovy Thanksgiving holidays I've celebrated.

Like I remember right after I had the idea to start this time capsule, we had a special Thanksgiving assembly at school. Our class drew giant pictures about what we were thankful for, and on the other side were the letters that spelled THANKS. I was thankful for such an outta site teacher like Miss LaSalle.

Then there was the year that Kim first moved into the neighborhood and I invited some of my friends to have dinner with us.

Oh! And I remember the year that our school had that big "What I'm Thankful For" contest. We all wrote compositions, and the best 2 were gonna be published in the newspaper. Kim and I had gotten together to work on our papers, but we didn't win. Crissy and April won and there was a big assembly at school.

Even though I didn't win, I was still happy for my friends!

Oh yeah, and last year when some of us went to Susan's house for dinner. It was so much fun!

I guess what it all comes down to is that I really have a lot of things to be thankful for; all my friends, my school, my mom, even my goofy dog! I'm also thankful that I live in a nice house, I get enough to eat every day, and have nice clothes to wear. I know there are so many people who don't have any of those things. I wish that one day, everyone all over the world would have all the good things I do, and never know what it's like to be hungry or sick or homeless on Thanksgiving.

Have a super Thanksgiving future readers!
Until next time, your friend,
Julie Newman

Monday, November 6, 2017

Halloween Night At The Movie House

Hello future readers!

I hope you all had a super Halloween! I know I did, but at first I wasn't sure it was gonna be fun. The first part was OK. We had a party at school, with a special assembly of one of the dads telling these creepy ghost stories! *shudder* It was pretty scary! Later on we went Trick-or-treating, and I let Kim talk me into going to see a spooky movie with some of our friends.

I really wasn't sure that I wanted to go. Spooky movies aren't my scene, but then again, it might be fun. So we stopped off at my house to get permission and some money. Kim told me that anyone who brought in their candy bucket could get a free drink! Outta site!

This is a picture of our movie house.

When I went grocery shopping with my mom yesterday, we passed it and I noticed the marquee:

"The Monster's Revenge"? Oh man! I was hoping I wouldn't have nightmares for a week! Some of the kids were already waiting outside the movie house for the 7p.m. feature.

A couple of them waved at us as we were crossing the street to come over.

The boys were talking about how they couldn't wait to see this movie. I took a peek at the poster.

A vampire and a monster? Terrific! *rolling my eyes* I was beginning to think that this wasn't such a great idea.

We bought out tickets and went in. Some of us got free drinks, and some of us didn't want to have to go to the bathroom in the middle of the movie.

So this is pretty much how the movie went. There was this girl named Lena whose car broke down on a little road that was just past a big freeway. She walked to this great big house on a hill. A man came out to help her. It was so dark that she couldn't see that this man was really a vampire!

As the vampire walked with Lena back up to the house, he used to power of his mind to call a monster from a nearby graveyard.

By the time Lena and the vampire got up to the house, the monster was already inside. The vampire wanted to bite her neck, and when she turned into a zombie,  give her to the monster as his bride. But there's one thing they didn't plan on...

Lena knew Karate! She beat up the vampire so bad that the monster ran back to the graveyard and buried himself in the ground, never to come out again. As soon as Lena started karate chopping and kicking, all the girls started cheering, and all the boys started boo-ing! HA-HA!  It also made me feel kinda dumb for being scared of this movie in the first place. I mean, here was this girl and she took on 2 monsters, all by herself! Right on! She wouldn't have been afraid of watching a movie like this. She found a phone and called a tow truck to take her and her car home. Yay Lena!

I actually really liked that movie, especially the end!  It was a pretty dynamite Halloween. I hope yours was just as fun for you!

Until next time, future readers,
Your friend,
Julie Newman