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One Very Good Day
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   high interest, readability grades 3 to 4
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   3.41

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    absentmindedly, fixin, growin, hangin, makin, mornin, punkin, siree, talkin, that-there, vanderbilt, polished, mighty, reckon, leaned, sweat
     content words:    When Ma, Then Mrs


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One Very Good Day
By Mary Lynn Bushong
  

1     "Yes, Mr. Punkin. Today was one very good day," said Jimmy as he sat beside his prized pumpkin. "I knew today was going to be special when I smelled that cake that Mama was makin' this mornin'."
 
2     Jimmy pulled out his big blue handkerchief and polished a spot on the large orange pumpkin beside him. "It didn't take long for me to understand why Mama was a makin' that cake. I saw that-there carriage coming up the road, and I knew who it was right away. Then, just like that, Mrs. Vanderbilt stepped out of that carriage. Don't you know that carriage had fringe on top of it?"
 
3     Jimmy wiped a bit of sweat from his forehead and then leaned back against the big pumpkin. "You know, Mr. Punkin, I seen Mrs. Vanderbilt before. When she stepped out of that-there carriage, she waltzed right over to me here in this punkin patch. Do you know what she said?"

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