As you can imagine, I was absolutely delighted to hear from Dale, whose concept of Flat Stanley has helped so many children learn about writing letters and far away places, all in a very whimsical and imaginative fashion.
Thanks, Dale, for taking the time to be in touch!
Readers, click Dale's name here to see seveal photos of him with Flat Stanley and friends...
What I did not tell you is that at the same time that my Flat Stanley visitor was here (from Pueblo, Colorado), my parents had another Flat Stanley visitor from a friend in Central Pennsylvania. Mimi and Papa are active seniors (Mimi will be 82 this year and Papa will be 90). Along with their Yorkie, Teddy, they took Flat Stanley on an outing to Cranes' Roost in Altamonte Springs...
What is even more exciting, Dale sent me a link to a beautiful song he wrote for his sister's wedding, based on the Apostle Paul's great hymn to love, I Corinthians 13.
Wekiva Presbyterian Church members know that we are in the midst of a Lenten sermon series on the same passage of Scripture, right now. So it was doubly exciting to me to be able to hear Dale's song. It is a beautiful interpretation of the passage, one that really should be published by one of the great sacred music publishers. And I think it would become very popular as a musical selection for brides and grooms.
Let's hope there will be more to this story, soon!You can hear it here...
LOVE IS GENTLE, LOVE IS KIND by Dale Hubert
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