In case you hadn’t heard the tale about the local “book of rules” which was recently reunited with the children who wrote it, be prepared; by this weekend the story is going national.
It all started last week when a Walmart employee in Citrus Heights found a small red notebook while collecting shopping carts in the store parking lot. 20-year-old Raymond Flores thumbed through the pages while trying to identify its owner, but only found a numbered list of rules, presumably written by a child.
“Don’t get into other people’s business.”
“Don’t call each other name’s.”
“Clean up your messes.”
“Don’t eat other people’s food.”
The list goes on and on.
Determined to find the notebook’s rightful owner, Flores reached out to the local media outlets, and Fox 40 ran the story during their nightly broadcast. It took a few days, but word finally got back to 10-year-old Isabelle Busath and her cousin, 8-year-old Isabella Thordsen, the duo behind the guidelines. They got their book back on Wednesday night.
News about the rule book has already spread around the country, and an outpouring of support flooded the email in-boxes of Fox 40, with even one publishing firm offering a book deal for the little ladies and their words of wisdom.
As for Flores, he’s been courted by CNN and NBC to appear on their shows as well. He’s flying out for New York City on Thursday for a live appearance on the “Today” show on Friday.