A few days later at the FedEx office……………
Mom: Well we finally made it.
Laurel: *sigh* Yup.
Kirby the dog: Woof !! Woof!!
Laurel: Quiet boy, you’re barking in my ear.
Mrs. Howell: Yes safe and sound. My, I like this new color. :)
Mom: I’m so going to miss you Honey. I know you’ll be good. If you want to come home, just give us a call and we’ll arrange it. I know you are a very quiet person but try to speak up and join in.
Laurel: Oh Mom, I’ll be all right. I’m just not looking forward to being closed up like that in the dark.
Mom: You have Mr. Howell’s flashlight, remember?
Laurel: Bye, Lolani. Don’t let Ricky and Travis boss you around all summer. If you need to borrow anything from me it’s ok.
Lolani: OK, thanks, but it’s going to be a long summer. Want me to write you?
Laurel: That would be great. Then I will know what’s happening at home.
Lolani: OK, pal of mine. We’ll be best friends always, won’t we?
Laurel: Always. :)
Laurel: Thank you Mrs. Howell for giving me a ride. Can Lolani come to camp next year?
Mrs. Howell: Yes, next year she should be old enough. I’d miss her too much this year if she had gone.
Laurel: OK, I’m all ready. Bye, Mom, I love you. Bye, Mrs. Howell. Bye, Lolani. Don’t forget to write.