|Aphrodite's Blue Ribbon
has got a nice blue ribbon all her very own, to wear when we go walking down the
and to services in the
man that wears gray neckties
and is kind to mice did give to
the money to buy it last time she went to the
. That was on the afternoon of the day before yesterday. On yesterday, when I was coming my way home from
, I did meet with Sadie McKibben. It was nice to see her freckles and the smiles in her eyes. She did have me to shut my eyes, and she did lay in my hand the new blue ribbon for Aphrodite that the man that wears gray neckties and is kind to mice did have her to get. I felt
all over. I gave her all our thanks. I did have
all my animal friends would be glad for the
of the needs of Aphrodite, for a blue ribbon.
||I did have beginnings of hurry feels to go to the
. I have thinks
saw the hurrys in my eyes. She said she would like to go hurrys to the pig-pen too, but she was on her way to the house of
. She did kiss me good-bye, two on the cheeks and one on the nose.
||I run a quick run to the
to show it to
. I gave her little pats on the nose and long rubs on the ears, and I did tell her all about it. I did hold it close to her eyes so she could have well seeing of its beautiful blues like the blues of the sky. She did grunt thank grunts, and she had wants to go for a walk right away. I did make
invest tag ashuns
where there used to be a weak place in the pig-pen. It was not any more. I did look close looks at it. I
, but nothing made little slips. Before it was not like that. I have thinks that
is giving too much
at ten chuns
to the fence of this pig-pen that Aphrodite has living in all of the time I am not taking her on walks. I did feel some sad feels when I could not take her walking down the
with her nice new blue ribbon on. While I did feel the sad feels so, I did carry bracken ferns to make her a nice bed. It brought her feels of where we were going for walks where the bracken ferns grew.
is looking very straight looks at me. She says, "Opal, put that away." I so do.
Center for Electronic Studying, University of Oregon.
February 6, 2003