Mother’s Day Bird
My mother had several parakeets when I was growing up. I don’t remember Jackie too well, but Spencer was around until I was in junior high school. We children called him The Drib, because the TV ad on the Lawrence Welk Show for the laxative Serutan “backwards spells natures”, which we found both ridiculous and hilarious, caused a flurry of saying words backwards in our house. I know…kids. My mother was not particularly amused.
The parakeet above actually belonged to my older brother and sister-in-law. They sent a photo of this perky fellow, and I made the felt applique with embroidery as a Christmas gift for them one year. It was a rather intense project, as I recall, so I have not done anything similar since.
I miss the trips to Woolworth’s with my own children to look at the parakeets, hamsters, and fish. I miss Woolworth’s.
And I miss my Mom. Happy Mother’s Day to all!