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I'll Do It My Way!: Jarrod's Story. (Fiction)
By Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Saturday, January 02, 2010

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A young boy strives to become a singing star. (He is in Alisan Powell's class at school. Both Alisan and Jarrod have the exact same dream.)

Hi!  My name is Jarrod Peter Swisherman!  I am six years old; I live in Beaumont, Texas, with my family.  I have a mommy, a daddy, a baby sister, Jerrica Marie (she's two), and a big brother, Trent Michael, who is nine. 

I am in the first grade.  My friend Alisan Powell, who is five, is in my class; she and I both want to become big singing stars.

I guess it's her fault.  One day I went to her house to play, and she was watching a tape of a show called "Star Search" that was on a million years ago.  There was this little girl on there, and ever since, she got hooked.  I did too. 

I watch "Star Search" with her whenever I go to her house, but I wonder if there were any little boys on there.

I like to sing songs by an old man named Frank Sinatra.  One of my favorites by him is "New York, New York".  I can sing that song forwards and backwards; I can sing it in my sleep!  I know all the words!  I also like "I Did It My Way"; I know all the words to that one, too.  I also like songs by Sammy Davis, Jr. (he sometimes sang with Frank Sinatra); one of my favorite Sammy Davis, Jr. songs is "Candy Man"; I know all the words to that one as well.  (I am very good at remembering things.)

I don't like the music of today; it's too junky, and it's not meant for little-kid ears like mine.  Mama won't let me listen to it; she likes the old stuff.  And I like the "Star Search" songs the people sang on there.

When I grow up, I guess you can say I want to be a singer.  I'd also like to become an astronaut and go to the moon, or maybe an animal doctor and fix sick or hurt animals.  But I mainly want to be a singer and sing the songs by Frank Sinatra or Sammy Davis, Jr.  I love those old songs; I always have!

When I am not singing or taking voice lessons (I do that twice a week; I am very serious about my singing!), I love to play with my friends at school or on Saturday (besides Alisan, I also like Tommy Gentry and Ethan Akumai, who're my other two bestest friends!), draw/color, play with my toys that I got from Santa Claus last week (he did good; I got the car set I wanted, plus I got a new microphone and microphone stand!), and annoy my big brother.

Well, I'd better go; if mama sees that I am up, she might ship me to China, and then I will learn to be a Chinese kid and speak Chinese.  Right now, I don't know any of that stuff.  I will write again; take care, and bye! 

~Your new pal, Jarrod Peter, six years old.  :) 

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Reviewed by Georg Mateos 1/4/2010
Jarrod...always there will be a place for another Willie Nelson or a Pavarotti!


Reviewed by Mark Lichterman 1/3/2010
Hey, who knows? Some day if "American Idol" is still running or "America's Got Talent". Who knows? Someday it may be Jarrod Peter Swisherman up there.
Very good story.
Your friend in Southern California, Mark
Reviewed by Cindy Tuttle 1/3/2010
What a cute little boy. Wonderful story. I also like Sinatra and Sammy Davic Jr.
With Love,
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 1/3/2010
a great story thank you for sharing
In Christs Love
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 1/3/2010
Maybe JP could be a singing astronaut or animal doctor! =] Cute write, and nothin' wrong with loving the classics, like Frank Sinatra or Sammy Davis Jr. =] Well done, Karen.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by kg cummings 1/3/2010
ahh... to have the hopes and dreams of a child! they help me believe that there is hope for the future. Nice read Karen. Hugs from Florida. Kathy

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