What happened to Alice Isabella?

I began writing stories for the Grandies a long time ago.

I can’t be home to share stories with them so a I write them a story as I travel. For a few years I had a  friend called Alice Isabella and she lives in my note book.  She  became quite famous a while ago and even had her own blog, but it got a bit too intensive to fit in a story about her adventures each day.

Tilly was a bit worried that I was sharing her ‘own’ Grandma story so I  wrote them just for her, but I’ve had a few requests lately asking me  ‘what happened to Alice’?

Tilly has just lost her special friend, Jack, the Jack Russell,he is part of this story,  he died on Monday. So Miss Tilly this if for you and now you are 9 I don’t think you will mind me sharing this story with all our friends.

What’s happened to Alice?

So here is an Alice Isabella story. Its for Children and Quilters.

There is always the unexpected. There is always a surprise. Storms come with alarming regularity and at times the world bows to their creativity.

Such a storm affected the Travel of Alice Isabella on her trip to France. Miss P. Smedley, her friend, with whom she traveled had to leave on an earlier flight due to the storm approaching. Alice Isabella accompanied her in the notebook in her handbag. It was warm and comfortable there and in fact it saved an airfare.

The first part of the trip was to Montreal in Canada and Miss P Smedley was so relaxed after the flight she forgot that she left her notebook in the seat of the plane. She waited at the gate for the plane to Paris with her other friends forgetting all about miss Alice.

Alice Isabella was actually taking a nap and woke feeling quite relaxed. It took her a little while to realise here was something strange. There was no plane noise or vibration,  what was happening?

Well, its a bit hard when you’re stuck in a notebook in the back of a plane seat, you just can’t get out until someone takes you out. Suddenly she felt herself being lifted up by a great big hand. Someone with chewing gum breathe flipped through the book making her dizzy and then all of a sudden she felt herself flying through the air and landing upside down in a garbage bag.

She almost got a headache being in that position. Where was her friend Miss P Smedley? How was she going to get out of this situation? The garbage bag was placed with other bags in the storage room.

Alice Isabella’s bottom lip quivered. For pete’s sake she had only just been rescued from jail. (thats another story) now she was in a garbage bag in Montreal Canada, and she was cold and frightened.

She heard a noise… A small noise at first…. A whining noise….. Alice called out in a small voice. “Is anybody there, can you help me?” The whining got louder. “Whiiiiiiiine whaaaaat do you neeeeeeeed, woof.” “I need to meet my friend Miss P Smedley, she’s going to Paris.” “Whine….. I’m going there too, woof…. I’m Jack, the Jack Russell and my owners are taking me to Paris…..” said the little brown dog. “Oooh, can you help me” said Alice Isabella, “I’m afraid I’ll get lost” she said. “Woof, what if I get out of this cage and come and get you and you can ride with me to Paris.” Alice was so excited she could barely talk. “Thank you a thousand times”  she said a little too dramatically.

Jack the Jack Russell was a really clever dog. He undid the latch on his blue container and ran over to the garbage bag and tore it apart with his sharp teeth. He picked up the notebook very gently and took it back to his dog container.

Alice Isabella was surprised it was so comfortable, it had a soft rug, a container for water and but it smelt a little “doggy” BUT she was safe and going to Paris. She traveled all the way with Jack the Jack Russell and when it came time for him to meet his owners, he gently lifted her out of the notebook and placed her on the luggage belt.

Now Miss P. Smedley hadn’t even missed her notebook, you can imagine her surprise when she looked up an there Alice Isabella sitting on her luggage as it came out of the hole thing. The luggage carrier.

Miss Tilly, almost 5, has accepted Alice Isabella as part of her life and is writing stories too. How exciting.”



8 Comments Add yours

  1. Nola says:

    Thank you for the sharing of both your and Tilly’s story. I am sad to hear that Jack has finished his time with her and with his earth family. She will carry the fun, friendship and wonderful companion that he was in her heart. Hugs dear Pam

    1. Pam Holland says:

      Nola, Thank you. Yes, Tilly has fond memories of Jack,

  2. Denise Griffiths says:

    You are a very special Nana. How special she must feel to have such a beautiful story about her dog friend/family/ best buddy. That’s what memories are made of. Thanks for sharing

  3. Janice Babin says:

    Special grandmothers like you are the best!

  4. Deb Bradbury says:

    What a lovely Nana…. And so nice to innocence is still alive and well.

  5. Cathy McIntee says:

    A treasure to be sure!

  6. Wendy in Kennewick says:

    I love Tilly’s story! A lovely combination of emotion and education.

  7. glendajean says:

    For a while there Pam I thought you were writing Alice Isabella’s ending and you had me worried LOL

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