[Tweeters] 86 Ducks, a couple of Loons, and an Owl
wohlers13 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 27 15:13:42 PST 2021
Greetings from across the water, Jeff. I never met you but feel I know you.
Thank you so much for all the wonderful missives, and thanks to your mom
for raising you well.
On Sat, Feb 27, 2021 at 1:42 PM <dgrainger at birdsbydave.com> wrote:
> Pat and I send our condolences, Jeff; it is a hard time to experience.
> We hope that you are doing well and that you will keep on writing; we
> enjoy your posts.
> Dave and Pat Grainger, Port Townsend.
> On 2021-02-27 11:38, Jeff Gibson wrote:
> > My dear ol’ Ma passed away yesterday at the age of 92 after years of
> > suffering from dementia. Dad passed a couple of years ago, also with
> > dementia. I’ve been here since 2014 and what a long strange trip it has
> > been.
> > This morning in a house empty of anyone except me and the cat, I took
> > the time to honor Mom by counting ducks.
> > You see, my Mom was kind of a duck freak. It all started back in the
> > later 60’s on a stop at the Rocky Reach Dam gift shop, which was
> > inhabited by these cute little pine carved ducks. All these ducks ( a
> > Mom and a Dad and 7 babies) are lined up on a shelf above the
> > stairwell, picked up on trips to our vacation spot over several years
> > in Conconully .
> > It’s a fact that just about any horizontal surface in this house is
> > covered with ducks - wooden, ceramic ,stone, glass, mystery substance,
> > whatever. My count was 86 ducks. Other birds include 3 loons, and one
> > owl that I sculpted out of limestone found in a creek near Baker
> > “lake”.
> > Mom also went through a wood carving phase of relief work featuring
> > birds and plants in the mid 80’s , and previous to that abstract
> > bird sculptures in driftwood - my favorites.
> > I probably missed a few ducks in my count but you can’t take your
> > ducks when you go.
> > Jeff Gibson
> > Missing Mom in
> > Port Townsend Wa
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