Thursday, November 23, 2017

Welcome to Rhyme Land

Midge and Booker-T strolled along the sidewalk on their way to Jake's house. They entered the gate looking for Jake. “Hey Jake!” called Midge. “What are you doing?”
“I'm right here taking a nap,” said Jake sitting up in the swing. “What are you two doing?”
“We came to see you, don't you know,” said Midge.
“Ha ha,” laughed Jake. “Now I know because I see you standing there.”
“We came so Midge can tell us some more stories from the land of the Rhyme where dishes and spoons walk and cats play fiddles,” said Booker-T.
“Don't forget that cow that jumped over the moon,” said Jake. “She is one amazing cow.”

Thursday, November 16, 2017

The Strange World of Rhymes

 Jake strolled the sidewalk on his way to Midge's house. As he got close to Booker-T's house, he met Jake at the gate. “Hi Jake,” greeted Booker-T.
“Hi Booker-T,” said Jake. “Come on, let's go see Midge.”
The two strolled over to Midge's house and entered the gate. They found Midge pacing back and forth in front of the house, mumbling to herself.
“Hey Midge,” said Jake. “What are you doing?”
Midge paced back and forth, not noticing Jake and Booker-T.
“Hey Midge!” said Booker-T. “Earth to Midge!”
Jake stepped in front of the pacing Midge. “Slow down,” said Jake.
“Oh, hi Jake,” said Midge.
“What planet are you on?” asked Booker-T.
“I'm on the same one you are,” said Midge.
“You didn't even hear us come in and say hi,” said Jake. “Where are you?”

Thursday, November 9, 2017

The Buzzard

Jake, Midge and Booker-T, with Gabby flying above them, stopped at the zoo door and looked inside.
“Over there,” said Gabby. “See that big bird on the tree branch.”
“Wow,” said Booker-T. “He is a big bird.”
“Lets go see,” said Jake.
“He's a pretty bird,” said Midge. “I like his brown spots.”
They stood at the cage looking at the bird. He was sitting on the tree limb in the cage. The sign on the bars says his name is Buzzy.
“Hello Buzzy,” said Midge.
“Who are you?” asked Buzzy. “Why are you outside the cage?”

Thursday, November 2, 2017

A Message from Outer Space?

Jake, Midge and Booker-T strolled along the sidewalk on their way to the little zoo to check out the animals that might be there this time. Around the corner, Midge noticed something strange on the sidewalk.
“What is that Jake?” asked Midge. “Is it a strange message?”
“Maybe a strange message from outer space,” suggested Booker-T.
“I don't know,” said Jake. “I never saw it before.”
“Me either,” agreed Midge. “What do all the squares mean?”
“I don't know,” said Jake. “Each square has a number.”
“Why?” asked Booker-T.
“I don't know,” said Jake.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

The Circus Elephants

Jake, Midge and Booker-T, hurried along the sidewalk to the field where they circus was setting up their tents.
“Look Jake,” said Midge. “Isn't that a pretty tent?”
“They have pretty tents,” said Booker-T. “Lets go find the animals.”
They walked to where the wagons were parked and found the two elephants and the tigers. “I like the tigers,” said Booker-T. “They are same color as I am.”
“Hello,” said Midge to the elephant.
“Are you talking to me?” asked the elephant.
“Yes,” said Midge. “What is your name?”
“I'm Omar the Great,” said the elephant lifting his trunk into the air.
“You are really big,” said Midge.
“And I'm really great too,” said Omar.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Jumping Rope

Booker-T came to Midge's house and peeked into the doggie door and looked around the kitchen. No one was there so he crawled into the house.
“Midge!” called Booker-T. “Where are you?”
“Hi Booker-T,” greeted Midge as she walked into the kitchen. “What are you doing this morning?”
“I wanted to say hi to Snappy,” said Booker-T.
“Sure,” smiled Midge. “Come on, lets go see him.”
“Hey Snappy!” called Booker-T as he entered the living room.
Snappy looked up and crawled across his little log and pressed his nose to the side of the tank. “Hi Booker-T.” said Snappy. “What are you doing this morning?”
“I haven't seen you in a few days so came to say hi,” said Booker-T.

Thursday, October 12, 2017


 Booker-T and Midge walked along the sidewalk going to Jake's house. As they came down the street, they saw many people in the yard across the street. They were laughing and kids were running and jumping around. Some were standing near a big tree with pretty flowers around it. They entered the yard at Jake's house and found him laying on the swing.
“Hey Jake,” called Midge as she walked to the porch. “Are they having a party over there?”
“Hi Midge,” smiled Jake. “Yes. They have been there since yesterday. They were out there early this morning again.”
“What are they doing?” asked Booker-T. “Why are they pointing that thing at those near the tree? Are they going to shoot them?”

Jake and Midge

Jake and Midge
Jake and Midge with Booker-T