In the interest of preserving history I am posting this six grade gold in case it disintegrates or is lost. I think readers will be able to recognize the writing genius that was the future Cranky Old Man, and the talent that gave birth to this genius.
CHARLES LEARNS A LESSON
Once a famous writer named Charles Cropean sat at his desk. He was trying to think of something to write for his new book, The Average American Jobs.
He was writing at that time about the average pupil studying medicine but he couldn’t think of how to put it down. So he decided to take the day off and finish it later. When he started on his way home he saw he had only a gallon of gas left which would only take him half of the way home. So he went to the gas station. After the car was filled up he reached for his wallet but it was not there so he asked the station man if he could borrow some money. The man got mad and grabbed him by the collar. All of a sudden Charles blinked and saw his teacher, She said, “speak up Charles aren’t you going to recess?” Charles said, “Yes” he wasen’t a famous writer at all but it would be simple for him to be a famous writer if he didn’t sleep during class.
Not surprising, I received a “Very Good!” on this wonderful story.
I think the clock is fast
but time does pass.”