March 17, 2015
Dear Tate P. Ellerbee,
I just now finished reading your story. I’m a sucker for stories like yours. I think if we would ever meet someday that we would become great friends.You love your momma like I love mine. And even though our mommas are in different places, we miss them the same. You can’t wait to see your momma when she comes home, and I can’t wait to see mine when I go home.
Your love for dogs and other creatures match mine. It breaks my heart to see an animal without a home or being treated poorly. Someone has to be in a pretty low spot to be mean to a furry creature.
Tate, please tell your Uncle Jolly and Aunt Patty Cake that I said hello. What great people you have in your life. They remind me of my Uncle Bill and Aunt Jewel, although they were married to each other unlike your Uncle Jolly and Aunt Patty Cake.Before I end this letter, please say hi to Frog the next time you see him. He sounds like the best little brother ever. It was real nice of him to sit and listen to you practice your singing for the talent show. I’m gonna hold on to your Frog stories for a long time.
If you ever have a spare moment, Tate, I’d love to get a letter from you. I know you are busy with your amazing family. Take care and keep singing!
Your new friend,D. Tyo
P.S. I’m going to tell everyone I know about you.P.P.S. Maybe you’ll become as famous as Mr. Hank Williams.
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