Tuesday, December 20, 2011
"Flat" Cauli IV is Heading to Lithuania
Thanks to Wild Thang, who will be running by the Post Office later today, "Flat" Cauli IV will be on her way to Lukšiai, Lithuania to join Shay Laws' English class at Vincas Grybas Gymnasium.
Vincas Grybas Gymnasium, Lukšiai, Lithuania
Some of the Students at Vincas Grybas Gymnasium
(courtesy of the school's website)
We are just so excited here at my Library about "Flat" Cauli IV's new adventure! This is the inaugural outing for "Flat" Cauli IV, so we're expecting big things. She will be our special "foreign correspondent," and she will report all her travel news from Lithuania and who knows where else!
Many thanks to Miss Shay and her students for arranging this once-in-a-lifetime tour of a wonderful country. I've "never been there, [but] they tell me it's nice." (Joe Walsh won't mind me borrowing that lyric from his song, "Life's Been Good" ) To paraphrase the band Three Dog Night's song, "Never Been to Spain" , "Well, I've never been to [Lithuania], but I kinda like the music."
Bon Voyage, "Flat" Cauli IV,
Cauli Le Chat
MPL Roving Reporter
"Flat" Stanley Travel News Beat
P.S. Speaking of travelling to faraway places, country legend Bobby Bare sings the folk tune "500 Miles" (i.e., "500 Miles Away From Home," or "Railroaders' Lament") during a television broadcast (1964), from the looks of it. Are those Norwegian subtitles? Swedish? Perhaps it was on TV in Norway (or Sweden or another of those countries up that-a-way. Sorry--I'm not very good with human languages.). Pretty good resolution for videotape from that time period. Hedy West is usually credited with composing the song (© 1961 by Atzal Music, Inc.), although many sources also credit Bobby Bare, Curly Williams, and John Phillips as co-composers.