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

Sunday, October 15, 2017

It's Almost Halloween!

Hello future readers,

Halloween will soon be here, and you know what that means......pumpkin carving, groovy decorations, far out stuff happening at school, and of course shopping for a new costume. I was on my way to Woolworth's when I bumped into Marc and Jason.

"Hey what are you 2 guys up to?" I asked.
"Oh I need a Halloween costume", Marc said. "Jason said we should check out Woolworth to see what we can find.."

"Outta site! I was just going there myself", I told them. So we walked there together. When we walked in, Stephanie and Melody were already there.

Stephanie was looking in the fish aquarium, and Melody was checking out the Halloween records.

"Hey Julie! Come see the new tropical fish they just got!" So I went over to the pet section while Jason went to talk to Melody and Marc looked around for a costume.

"Hey Melody, you thinking of buying that record?"
"I looks pretty scary."

I looked over at Marc who looked a little lost. I knew this was gonna be his first Halloween here in Springfield, and he wanted just the right costume. I walked over to him to see if I could help.

"So what kind of costume are you looking for, Marc?" I asked.
"Do you wanna be something from TV?" Jason asked. "My dad bought me a Planet Of The Apes costume last week."
"Nah, I don't wanna be nothing from TV, except maybe a monster movie." Marc answered.
I looked around a spotted the perfect costume!

"Well since you like Dracula so much", I said looking at his t-shirt, " here's a good costume for you."

"Hey now, that's alright", Marc said smiling. "Thanks Julie."
 I think he was happy to find a good costume. "What costume do you want, Julie?" he asked me. I pulled a box off of the shelf.

"I think I wanna be Supergirl", I said to him. Marc nodded his head and said, "Cool".

"Hey Marc check out this record", Jason said.

"Hey dynamite, it's got a vampire on the cover!"
"Yeah, I think I'm gonna buy it. Wanna come over to my house and listen to it?"
"That would be super!", Marc said.

"Marc, do you need a Trick or Treat pumpkin?" Melody asked him. "They got some neat ones over here."
"Yeah I do. Thanks Melody."
So we all paid for our stuff and were getting ready to leave. Stephanie and Melody hung around and had milkshakes and grilled cheese sandwiches at the lunch counter.

We told them good-bye as we carried our goodies out.

Oh man, do I ever love this time of year! I can't wait until Halloween! We all have so much fun every year! I hope you guys in the future have some super groovy plans for Halloween. Check back in a couple of weeks to see how we're gonna celebrate!

Until then, future readers,
Your friend
Julie Newman