We got a letter this week from Gloria, a 5th-grade student in Napa, Calif.
Gloria is writing a school report on the State of Oklahoma and she’s asking readers of The Oklahoman and its Web site for facts, postcards, brochures or souvenirs that tell about the Sooner State.
Well, Gloria, I grew up on an Oklahoma farm so I can tell you a bit about rural life here. The dirt is an orangey-red, the people are hardworking and proud, and sometimes a farmer’s most prized possession is John Deer-green.
Gloria says she’ll be writing about the state’s agriculture, history, economy, historical figures and events in her report. She signs her letter “Thank you very much for your support in making me a great researcher of your beautiful state.” Well, she’s already got the Okie-trait of politeness down pat.
You can write Gloria Maravilla at 2700 Kilburn Ave., Napa, Calif. 94558.
You can also post a comment on this blog or by e-mailing me at email@example.com and I’ll forward appropriate responses to Gloria.
Susan Simpson, Education Writer