Friday, April 13, 2018

The Funny Ballgame

The three walked to the school trying to decide what they wanted to do today.
“What are those kids doing?” asked Booker-T.
“I don't know,” said Jake. “Looks like they don't want to play with the ball and they keep hitting it all the time away from them.”
“Why don't they just go sit down,” said Midge. “It's a big ball. It must be hard to catch.”
“They could play with a smaller ball, suggested Booker-T.
“Here comes Gabby,” said Midge. “Maybe he knows what they are doing.”
“Hey there Gabby,” greeted Jake. “What are you doing?”
“Just out for some flying exercises and to see what is happening around town” said Gabby. “What are you three doing?”

Friday, April 6, 2018

Midge And The Kite

Midge, Jake and Booker-T walked along the sidewalk on their way to the park.
“Hey look guys,” said Booker-T. “The kids are flying kites.”
“They are pretty,” smiled Midge. “I want to fly one.”
“How can you fly a kite?” asked Jake. “For one thing, you don't have a kite.”
“I could get one,” said Midge.
“Where?” asked Booker-T.
“I don't know yet,” said Midge. “Maybe one of the kids will lay one down and forget it or maybe they will lose one.”
“You are just hoping they do,” said Booker-T.
“Maybe I am,” said Midge. “I can hope.”
“Look Midge,” shouted Booker-T. “That kite got away from that boy over there and is flying away.”
“Come on lets run after it,” said Midge.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Sing a Little Song

Midge sat on the front porch looking around the neighborhood. It was early and all was nice and quiet.
This is a good time of day,” thought Midge. “I love the quiet time.”
Booker-T came strolling to the house singing “Does your chewing gum lose it's flavor on the bedpost over night?”
“Hi Midge,” greeted Booker-T with a smile.
“What are you singing?” asked Midge.
“Isn't it silly?” laughed Booker-T.
“It sounded silly,” said Midge. “What is it? Sing it again.”

Friday, March 23, 2018

Pee Wee Carnival

Jake, Midge and Booker-T strolled along the sidewalk on their way to the park.
“Hey Guys!” said Baggy as he swooped down from above them. “Where are you going?”
“Hi Gabby,” smiled Midge. “We are on our way to the park. Come with us Gabby.”
“Are you going to see the carnival?” asked Gabby.
“What carnival?” asked Jake.
“They set up a small carnival in the park last night,” said Gabby.
“Is it one of those traveling carnivals that always come here for short time and then go?” asked Jake.
“I don't know,” said Gabby. “Maybe. They have a small train ride, a roller coaster, a Ferris wheel, a merry-go-round and a couple other small rides.”

Friday, March 16, 2018

Worried Midge

   Jake walked to Midge's house and along the way, he stopped to smell the hamburgers at the corner cafe.
   “They sure smell good,” thought Jake.  “Every time I walk by here I get hungry.”
      Booker-T walked to the gate of his yard and stood watching Jake at the corner.  In a few minutes, Jake stood up and walked away from the cafe and met Booker-T at his front gate.  
    “You are always stopping to smell the hamburgers cooking when you come over here,” said Booker-T. 
   “I know,” said Jake.  “They sure do smell good and I'm hungry.  Don't the smell make you hungry?”
   “You could try begging like Midge does all the time,” said Booker-T.  “Maybe they will give you one.”
  “Midge is really good when it comes to begging,” smiled Jake.  “I'm not that good.”

Friday, March 9, 2018

The Strange Ball

    Midge and Booker-T walked through the gate at Jake's house, but he wasn't on the swing where he could usually be found napping. 
   “Jake!” called Midge.  “Where are you?”  
   No answer came.
   “Jake!” called Booker-T.  “Lets go check the back yard.”
   They ran to the back yard and found Jake sitting in the back watching some kids in the next yard.
  “What are you doing?” asked Midge.  “We called but you didn't answer.”
  “I was watching the kids playing with that strange ball,” said Jake.
  Midge walked over to where Jake was and sat down beside him.
   “What kind of ball are they playing?” asked Midge.  “That is a very funny looking ball.  What is it?”

Friday, March 2, 2018

Down on the Farm

Midge sat on the front porch waiting for Jake and Booker-T to come to the house so they could go to the farm today.
“Old McDonald had a farm, sang Midge. “E I E I O”
“Who is McDonald?” asked Booker-T as he walked up to the porch and heard Midge singing.
“I don't know,” said Midge. “Some guy who has a farm.”
“There is a song about his farm” asked Booker-T. “Wow, he must be famous farmer.”
“Yes,” said Midge. “He has cows and pigs and ducks on his farm too.”
“Who?” asked Jake as he came into the yard and joined Booker-T and Midge.
“I don't know,” said Booker-T. “Some old man named McDonald.”
“Who is McDonald?” asked Jake.

Jake and Midge

Jake and Midge
Jake and Midge with Booker-T