Mary Alice’s Scrapbook My adventures at Grandma’s
Richard E. Peck Born in Wisconsin on August 3, 1936. Graduated high school at the age of 16. Member of the Screen Writers Guild of AmericaHe enlisted in the Marine Is an author,Corps after two years of playwright, and a factory work. retired academic
Mary Alice! (ME!)Hi, Im Mary Alice, and I love to hang out with my friends. I get mad at my parents when they don’t let me take my friends, but I have fun anyway. Whenever we go to Grandma’s house, the adventures get more interesting and weirder. Now I will tell you about me. I like to tap dance, ballroom dance, and jump rope. I also love to hang out with my two best friends!
Joey is my brother, and he always comes with me to grandma’s house. I am afraid that if he doesn’t come, I’ll be bored. He loves airplanes, Nehi’s, and he wants to learn how to drive, which I think is crazy. We have two different personalities, but we need each other at Grandma’s. I don’t know what he wants me to call him. I call him Joey, but he likes Joe. Joey
Grandma is a crazy person.every year when i Get off the train, i expect an adventure!Grandma has a cat who is very old. Grandma is a liar. i can’t remember one summer when Grandma hasn’t lied. Grandma
Shotgun Cheathams Last Night Above Ground In the year 1929, when me and Joey went to grandma’s, was the year of Shotgun’s last night above ground. I remember very clearly because I could not sleep for three years after! What I thought happened was that Shotgun came back from the dead! It turns out it was grandma’s cat moving the coffin, but everyone else thought what I had. Grandma ended up re killing him by shooting him. Grandma is not a people person, and I figured out years later that it was an excuse to get the people out of her house. It was a scary experience at the time, but now I just laugh at it.
Joey’s point of viewIn 1929, I remember Shotgun Cheatham was supposed to be buried. Grandma wanted to show his body at her house, which I was curious as to why. When Shotgun was set up in the front window, I saw his coffin moving, and I tried to stay calm, and I did. I was going to tell everyone that it was a cat, but I was intelligent, and knew Grandma would get people out of her house with this “excuse”.
Centennial SummerIn the summer of 1935, when I was 13, it was time for a century celebration. Grandma said it was a waste, but she said we could watch the parade from the porch. Grandma had mentioned a talent show, but didnt seem like she cared until she wanted to win. I ended up entering, and winning! My partner was Ray, a man with two left feet. At the end of our trip I found a cat in the basket. I still think grandma put it in there!
Favorite quotes3: “Bless your hearts, you could talk the hind legs off a mule” Page 8 2; “She was old, or so we thought” Page 1 Favorite: “Her tongue is attached at the middle and flaps at both ends” Page 7
Katharine Santiago was born on January 26, 2000, and is 12years old and is in sixth grade. She likes to draw, dance, play hockey, read, write funny stories, swim, bake with her mom, and hang out with friends. Katharine likes any food with cheese on it, and likes all types of blues and greens and orange. She loves animals, and wants to be a veterinarian when she is older. She currently lives in Waltham, and her favorite subject is Social Studies.