R.I.P. Flat Stanley

by This is Carrie on May 31, 2012

We were so excited to get a visit from Flat Stanley.  We had so many fun places to show him here in Southern CA!  But alas, it was not to be.  Flat Stanley fell victim to a tragic toaster accident while making a hot bagel for breakfast.  His was a life cut short too soon.  But, we knew he wouldn’t have wanted his life to end in a toaster tray, so we gathered his ashes into a tiny urn and gave him the adventures he deserved.

We spread some of his ashes at the beach in Oceanside, CA.

We spread some of his ashes at the elephant exhibit at the San Diego Zoo

And finally, we said our last goodbyes as we spread his remaining ashes at the Bellagio water fountains in Las Vegas, NV.

In Las Vegas we were able to meet up with a couple of Flat Stanley’s friends, Flat Fred and Flat Thomas.  They were saddened when they heard the news of Stanley’s passing but through their belief in recycling, they knew they would see him again someday.

Thanks for letting Flat Stanley come for a visit.  We are sorry he won’t be able to come back and make his travel report in person.

Much Love,

The Lundell Family



laura May 31, 2012 at 8:39 am

This is hilarious!! (in a tragic sorta way, of course) I remember the first time I found out about Flat Stanley I was a freshman in college and one of my roommates nieces brought him to visit campus…I think your had more fun, albeit posthumously :)

Diamond May 31, 2012 at 10:51 am

♥ this post! Those toasters are an accident waiting to happen to the Flat Community.

Amy May 31, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Ridge loved sharing this with his class. He said everyone thought it was hilarious!

Rachel May 31, 2012 at 4:10 pm

BAhahahahahah that was hilarious love it. thanks for a great story!!

Katie May 31, 2012 at 4:13 pm

You guys are hilarious! Ahhh, that was a good laugh.

Danielle June 1, 2012 at 3:21 pm

LOL!!! This is by far the funniest posts i have read in a long time! This totally sounds like something i would do! Thank you for a good laugh today!! I needed it!

Jen June 2, 2012 at 8:47 am

“Through their belief in recycling…..” Hilarious!

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June 2, 2012 at 5:38 pm

I laughed so hard at this. Our toaster broke earlier this week, so now I can think of us as a flat-friendly home.

Tiffany Fairbanks June 18, 2012 at 11:24 am

Carrie — So sad to hear about Stan. His cousin is at our house waiting for more adventures! Thanks for giving me a good laugh.
I hope you guys are well.

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