Trout went away to Safety Patrol Camp last week, her first time at a sleep-away camp. She'd never really been away from home for that long at all, and I figured she'd do fine, which she did, but, well, her letters speak for themselves.
She wrote this first one Monday night after she checked in. All spelling and punctuation is as she wrote it:
total chaos! It is so crowded! When I went to get my stuff, I got pushed twice and fell over 3 times! the other girls in the cabin are great friends, and the counlsers are wonderful. We are going to have a DJ tonight! it is going to be great! I really miss you all and Please write back.
This one arrived the day she got home; she wrote it the day after the other;
I truley expected it be different. but anyway, this place is amazing. I wrote the first Letter Before Dinner, so I didn't tell you about the food. last night it was "personal" pizza, yuck! for break-fast I had 3 bowls of frosted flakes! yummm. lunch was chicken, so all I had was, oh, Nothing! for dinner, Burgers. I had Pudding! today I wen't swimming, and made, I think, "griffidi"? While swimming I got scrapped Badly, But its not my fault! Tomarrow there is going to be a talent show, and I'm singing September! I'll tell you all about it and other stuff tomarrow! Please write back.
Your one at camp,
No "I love you." No "I can't wait to come home." She was all about the injuries and the indignity of nothing her Princess Pickiness wanted to eat. Other than it being abundantly clear that we need to work on her grammar, I'm good with that.