From the Dragons’ Den
Uncle Sam writing: Hmm, I thought it was time that I tried to get a word in this continuing journal! When Val isn’t looking, George and Idris have both sneaked in a few thoughts and they think that because I come from another part of the world, I perhaps don’t speak the same language. In case you aren’t aware, I come from the USA, Georgia to be precise, but I have been a member of Little Dragons for many, many years. I flew across the ocean in a great big jet (or so it says in our Little Dragon song), but as I was bundled in a suitcase at the time, I cannot be certain of the actual facts of my journey.
I feel very lucky to have made this place my home. People are so friendly and they usually try to make life good for one another. At the moment, I hear, everyone is having to work extra hard as they are covering tasks that are new to them following several unexpected changes.
From the dragon cupboard we have noticed that the people who come and go all the time are really being helpful to one another. They think we can’t see anything from inside the basket which is kept in the cupboard, but we have ways of noticing everything that is going on and we see that people are supporting one another and they are doing jobs that they haven’t done before, trying to make life good for each other and trying to stop each other from feeling sad.
When I was out and about in the church the other day, I happened to overhear Reverend Max talking to all the people. He was telling them a story that I know, all about a caterpillar that, by some miracle or other, turned into a wonderful, beautiful butterfly. He said that this is like this place, St. George’s, which is going through a time of change and that all those of us who belong here may have to experience some changes as well in order to keep it wonderful and beautiful. I am not sure what he meant, but I think that the big people who come here will.
George, Idris and I don’t like changes, but sometimes we know that Val will change things and we know that it is to help to keep all the Little Dragons safe and to allow we three to do our best for them and for each other. So, we are thinking that if Reverend Max or someone like him thinks they may have to make some changes, then it will be for the good of everyone here.
Yours in secret, Uncle Sam
P.S. Best wishes, George, and Idris.