Our Creative Friends
    Footnotes

    “Our Creative Friends,” Friend, Nov. 2011, 38–39

    Our Creative Friends

    Seasons

    Fall

    Colorful, crunchy

    Crunching, falling, raking

    Rake, windy, flowers, spring break

    Blooming, growing, playing

    Sunny, rainy

    Spring

    Cailey B., age 9, Arkansas

    Our Savior, Jesus Christ

    Outstanding

    Universal

    Royal

    Supreme

    Awesome

    Valiant

    Invincible

    Outstanding

    Royal

    Judge

    Extraordinary

    Savior

    Universal

    Savior

    Caring

    Heavenly

    Royal

    Invincible

    Savior

    Terrific

    Parker H., age 10, Michigan

    Say Thank You

    Say thank you when someone buys you a book or two,

    even if you already have them.

    Say thank you if someone reads you a book,

    even if you have heard it a million times.

    Say thank you if someone buys you an animal,

    even if you are allergic to it.

    Say thank you if someone takes you to a restaurant,

    even if the food is bad.

    Say thank you if someone buys you shoes,

    even if you don’t like them.

    Say thank you if someone gives you money,

    even if it is a penny.

    Say thank you!

    Braden H., age 8, Arizona

    Storm

    Late at night

    the wind howls,

    the storm roars.

    Raindrops pound on the ground

    like drumsticks on a drum,

    a massive shower

    from the massive sky.

    Lightning breaks the night.

    A bullet with a tail

    flashes in the dark;

    an electrical whip

    slashes the earth.

    Thunder booms and crackles,

    roars like an angry lion.

    The storm moves on and on

    through the dark night.

    Abigail G., age 10, Singapore

    Sofia O., age 11, Utah

    Grace E., age 8, California

    Nathan M., age 11, Pennsylvania

    Ainsley P., age 8, Panama

    Romney H., age 9, California

    Nicole S., age 10, Alberta, Canada

    Emma S., age 9, Missouri

    Michael H., age 7, Arkansas

    Tanner G., age 10, Idaho

    Nathan B., age 9, Washington

    Darby B., age 7, California

    Michael H., age 6, Colorado

    Jason C., age 7, New York

    Jerica B., age 7, Utah