Sunday, October 2, 2022


Letter from 10-year-old RVer will touch your heart

We found this letter on another website, but it originated on Facebook. It’s such a happy message we wanted to share it with you. It’s from a 10-year-old Australian girl named Poppy. She wrote it after her family sold their caravan (Aussie term for trailer) for the new owner to read. How sweet! How wonderful! We would love to meet Poppy.

Her letter is reproduced below. But here is what it said:

“Hi, my name is Poppy and I am 10 years old. This used to be our caravan and we travelled half of Australia in it. This was my bed (the top bunk) and it was very good. This draw[er] (which is where you found this letter) was where I kept all of my special things that I couldn’t leave behind when we went travelling.

“I hope that you enjoy this caravan very much. I am in grade 5 and I am very good at art. I have a message for you: follow your dreams and if you have the choice between being right or being kind choose kind. Enjoy this caravan.”

Thank you, Poppy, for this uplifting message. You are a wonderful young lady!


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8 months ago

I am having issues with this letter, because it appears too neatly written and the content, especially at the end appears to be an adult thought.

Deborah Johnson
8 months ago
Reply to  Bill

You are looking at it from a US perspective. The writer is from Australia. My 7 year old Australian niece can compose better than an average US 5th grader. I say this from the perspective of working in an elementary school in US from 2000-2014. Not sure if it’s improved since then.

ln em
8 months ago
Reply to  Bill

adult thought or not, which choice did you just make, bill?

2 years ago

Out of the mouths of kids…..a wonderful message and thoughts from the heart.

Who/what is Greta?

Last edited 2 years ago by PennyPA
2 years ago

Is this all fabricated like greta ´s special message ?

Scott R. Ellis
2 years ago
Reply to  Claudio

Does it matter? It could be real, it might be real, and, most of all, it OUGHT to be real.

2 years ago
Reply to  Claudio

Did Greta leave a ‘special’ mssg somewhere? She’s one of top ten non-starters is all, regardless.

8 months ago
Reply to  Julia

Julia and Claudio, perhaps you missed the New Year’s message from the publisher.

Nobody comes here looking for snark or hatred. We have a great community sharing information about RVing, perhaps you can participate in a positive way.

Ed D.
2 years ago
Reply to  Claudio

I would bet that your glass is “half empty” as well!

2 years ago

And she chose kind. She kindly left her heart for the next caravan owner. How sweet!
Thanks for sharing this with us all. Kindness is always the best choice. Thanks to Poppy for that poignant reminder.

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