There are rights of passage for every grade once you start school in kindergarten.
In Abilene, you learn about a special event that takes place when you are in the third grade.
You hear the big kids talk about when you begin kindergarten.
A lot of times,
you drive by the park and know, once you get in the third grade,
you'll get to go there,
The excitement builds for years.
Today was Mattie's day to get to go.
Go to Safety City.
Luckily, they had great weather.
She learned how to escape from a burning house, with what , as she explained to me,
was real fake smoke and real fake fire.
Out safely, and all smiles!
First in the car that belongs to the electric company
"you know Lolo, the one you used to work for"
See ya later!!
And a turn on the bicycle.
It was a great day.
And rain came later.