Today was so exciting, when I got home from school my Mom gave me an envelope. It was a letter from my best friend in Tuvalu, Raita! It was great to hear from her again. She sent me a photo of her and my friends from school.
Raita asked me when I am coming home to Tuvalu again, I hope to be back soon maybe after school in the Summer. I want to invite my friends from Tuvalu to come to Wisconsin to visit me on my farm. I know they would enjoy meeting all my friends in the Kickapoo Valley, and my best friend in the U.S., Jezebel.
After I do my homework I am writing Raita a letter, and sending her some seeds I saved from my vegetable garden last year. I need to buy more stamps. I love visiting the Post Office, I like collecting American and Tuvaluan stamps. I always like to see the newest stamps available at the Post Office. My favorite stamps are the ones that have cartoons or flowers on them.
See you later!
Visit the Post Office today to get the latest stamps
for your collection U.S. Stamps
Today I watched the farmer down the street from our house walk up and down the backyard stairs that go to the bottom of a very big hill. Every time he went down the stairs he disappeared behind the green grass hill! At first, I could only see his shoulders, head and hat and then as he went down the stairs I would only see his hat until I could not see him any more. It reminded me of Tuvalu when I would play with my classmates in the lagoon and we would walk on our knees in the sand until we were underwater.
The farmer is very kind. He rents a field to my Amish friend’s family. Her family grows hay for horses in our community.
Today was family report day. My report was on Tuvalu the country where I was born. I told my classmates about my family that lives in Funa Futi. FunaFuti is both the name of an island and the capital of Tuvalu. Tuvalu is a beautiful, tropical country made up of nine islands in the middle of the South Pacific near New Zealand and the island of Fiji. Tuvaluan people speak a language similar to the people from Hawaii and Fiji. Thank you!
If you would like to learn more visit the official Tuvalu tourism website at:
The Permanent Mission of Tuvalu to the UN http://www.un.int/wcm/content/site/tuvalu