Carrie and the summer visitor

Carrie wasn't at all sure Aunt Sally's visit was going to be fun like Mom said. Carrie, who had just been promoted to second grade, could still remember quite well that last year Aunt Sally considered her a crybaby and hard to get along with.

This time, Carrie decided, she would show Aunt Sally she wasn't a baby anymore—no matter what happened! But she hadn't known that the workmen who fix plastering would arrive the same day as Aunt Sally. The loose, falling plaster was in the guest room, so that meant Carrie would have to share her room with Aunt Sally! "Oh, no!" she thought.

"You have twin beds," said Mom, "so that's no problem. Just move your clothes to one side in the closet and be sure to let Aunt Sally have a couple of drawers in your dresser for her little things."

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July 24, 1978

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