why are there elephants in Alaska? That is a good question. The story begins a long time ago in a far off homeschool forum. Elaine shows photos of her new computer. It is covered in elephants. Why? That is another good question. When Elaine is questioned her respones are elusive. (if you look in the dictionary, elusive is on the same page as elephant. Coincidence, I think not! )
Quote by Donna “Ya know, I see those little elephants on your monitor and that reminded me that you never told us why you like elephants.”
A Sumi quote, “Yeah, Elaine, why do you like elephants?”
Quote from me. “Didn’t know you had elephants in Alaska.”
There are several such quotes from the far off forum….
Quote from the Elaine, “I thought surely this would be an easy question to answer most kids can figure it out.”
“Actually there was a time when we had 3 in Alaska. One was forced to leave, one died and now we just have the one. The one that died is actually the animal that started the Alaska Zoo that Barbra-Sue gave the link to in a different topic. It was a sad day in Anchorage when Annabelle died – she is burried at the zoo.”
Notice, she still hasn’t answered the question. Why does she collect elephants and why are they in Alaska?
Quote from Donna, “Did ya’ll notice Elaine still didn’t tell us. )
Let’s see.. a kid could figure it out… thinking….
All I can think of is “An elephant never forgets.” ”
Quote from Sumi, “Or that Elaine wishes that she can live vicariously through elephants….because they are very big ”
This is what Elaine said after Donna mentioned she hadn’t answered the question. “Oh I didn’t did I” and “You know that is a great feature of elephants. Once they are full grown there aren’t many creatures willing to take one on unless it is sick or very old. And the thougth of being able to just pick someone up and shake some sence into them is very tempting.”
Notice, Elaine still hasn’t answered the question.
I suggest she needs a ride out of Alaska. Really, who wants to live in all that snow?!
Donna came up with, “Before she settled down to married woman life, she was a world wide traveler and so was her husband and they met while elephant riding through the wilds of Africa.”
I have to agree with Donna here and my story is the truth…
After many days of agony and suspense, someone figured out why Elaine collects elphants. Have you guessed why?