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My Trip to the East Coast
by Mary Ann Henning

We left Seattle by train and traveled through the states of Washington, Idaho and Montana. In Montana we stopped at Glacier National Park and I gathered some pictures. We continued through North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois. We stopped in Chicago. Then we went through Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York.

We arrived in New York at Grand Central Station. It was very large. In New York I visited the World’s Fair and saw the Statue of Liberty, Radio City and Long Island. We stayed at a hotel which was very comfortable.

Then we went on by auto from New York through the states of Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts and stopped in Boston. There we stayed at another hotel which looked like a castle. We visited some relatives there and they showed us all around.

Then we went through New Hampshire to Maine and saw the beautiful Atlantic Ocean. We visited more relatives at Naples, Me. We got there at night and the water was very warm. We saw the Green Mountains and the White Mountains and went through the navy yard at Portsmouth, N. H. On our travels in New England we passed through a number of manufacturing towns, such as Pittsfield, North Adams and Springfield. We went back to Boston again before returning home. I went through eighteen states on the trip.

Lucky Japs
by Sue M.

One day not so long ago my Dad was sweeping the sidewalk and along came Johnny, our neighbor’s little boy, about six years old. Daddy said: “How are you, Johnny? Where have you been? I haven’t seen you lately.”

Johnny said: “Oh, I’ve been here in Seattle.”

Daddy said: “Why Johnny, I haven’t seen you for so long that I thought may be you had joined the Marines and gone out to fight the Japs.”

“Oh, I’m gonna,” Johnny replied rather apologetically, as he hurried towards his home, “but first I gotta go to the bathroom.”

by Sue M.

Science is interesting, once you catch on –
You study the birds and the bugs and the fawn;
You study and study till all that you know
Adds up to one hundred odd facts or so.
I’ve studied and studied and studied and now
I know more about butterflies, plants and the cow.

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Strike While the Iron is Hot!
by Joanne Forbes

Have you ever thought what would have happened if the Japs had struck while the iron was hot? On that fateful Sunday, December 7, 1941 when the Japs attacked Pearl Harbor if they had occupied Honolulu and continued on to San Francisco we might be under Jap oppression.

Since the Japanese did not, it is our turn to strike at their bases, one right after another, until they are all under our control.

“Strike while the iron is hot” could really be used as a war slogan because it means strike at our enemies while they are still recovering from the first blow.

Let’s all “strike while the iron is hot” by buying more War Bonds now.

by Jacqueline Adams

Bijou is a Dachshund. His mother has won many cups. Bijou is a smart dog, but he is very stubborn.

So far he has had two adventures. The first one was when we thought he had run away. After hunting for a long time I remembered that my father and I had not gone in the garage. We looked and found that he was there.

The second incident was not long ago. My father had gone shopping and the dog was left in the car. After buying some coffee cake my father put it in the car. Then he went to finish the rest of the shopping. When he came back the dog had eaten into four pieces of the coffee cake, chewing them to pieces! You can imagine what happened after that.


This is my first issue of Ting-a-Ling and I hope it will not be the last. Some of my friends wrote articles for this issue but there was not space enough for all of them. So I will print some in the next number.

The girls who wrote for this number are all twelve years old, while I am eleven years old.

I hope I will receive papers from the other editors.

My Dad is printing this issue for me, but I hope soon to be able to do it myself. I would like to know how you like my paper and how I can improve it.

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An Occasional Amateur Paper

Sue Moitoret, Editor and publisher
Seattle, Washington

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