First card of the 2014-15 school year

From Alaska to Zululand, Gulliver will be travelling quite a bit this year. But it is always important to know where home is, so Gulliver used Duane Meenely’s postcards showing an aerial view of Salinas to kick off the year and introduce himself.   A big thanks to Duane for donating your cards.intro card

As it turned out, one of the teachers was able to provide some quick feedback. “I put the card on the overhead projector and asked the students where they thought this scene could be found” related Mrs. D. “New York?  No, closer. San Diego? warm, but closer. San Francisco?  No, look at the picture. Here is the Salinas Airport, and here is Highway 101.  That is Salinas? But we are a small city!”  The kids were very excited to have a new perspective on where they (and Gulliver) live. Little do they know that Gulliver has discovered where the bobby pin was invented, who drinks bubble tea and what it is made with, and where the necktie originated. Stay tuned.






  1. I have a box of all the incredible postcards we have received at the library check out. Students are constantly pulling out postcards to read them. I would love to continue to get them. I can’t thank you enough!

    Gretchen Biery
    Riverchase Elementary
    Coppell TX

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