Wednesday, December 10, 2008

A Letter To Ben

Today Archer brought home the following assignment, titled "Writing a friendly letter." The text in italics are the instructions and provided model. I can attest to the fact that Archer's response is entirely truthful, given the repeated requests we get for next summer's vacation and the numerical reasoning behind them.

Read the letter.
Write a letter to Ben.

November 7, 2006

Dear Friend,

My family and I are on a trip in the mountains. Where would you like to go if you could take a trip? What would you do while you are there? Would you eat anything special? Would you see anything special? Write a letter to me and tell me about a trip you would like to take. I can't wait to read about it!

Your friend,



I would LIKE to go to NEW YORK CITY. I can ride up the elevator to the 102ND floor of the EMPIRE STATE BUILDING. YES, I will eat AMERICAN rolls. I would see buildings out the window and kid's art at the 67TH floor.

Your friend,


Amanda D Allen said...

Wow, it sounds like he already knows more about the city than I do :). He'll probably be better at keeping track of the subway stops too.

fjohn said...

Archer writes like John Hodgman with the way he uses his caps lock.* I keep thinking he should write detective stories one day. Of course, it would create a new genre of Geek Noir thanks to his heavy use of numbers and mathematical patterns as clues.

*Yes, I know he probably hand wrote this.

the secret knitter said...

Does he have the same fascination with distance/length as he does with height? The better question might be would he be able to handle being up that high. I remember going to the top of the Sears Tower and being really ready to be on the ground floor. Beautiful view but oh so high.