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Don’t you get disgusted with complainers? Having said that, I am now going to do my share of complaining. You see I have a problem and don’t know quite how to deal with it. Lately I am not getting anything done at home. The culprits that are turning me in to a lazy whiner are the spring arrival of birds. Our backyard is an ever-changing bird sanctuary. We have put out 10 containers of grape jelly and orange halves for the orioles. Today I watched 27 Baltimore and Orchard Orioles feeding at one time. They are just beautiful with their bright orange plumage. The Orchard Orioles are a little smaller and darker than the Baltimore species. We also had Rose-Breasted Grosbeaks and Thrushes enjoying the oranges. The orioles arrived May 11th and the hummingbirds came May 15th. I have spent all day long at my kitchen window watching these feathered friends. Today there was a “Red-Headed Woodpecker” in our yard. Also had an “Indigo Bunting” visit around the finch feeders. The other morning we even had a Mourning Dove eating the finch food. I know I will stay busy keeping the orange halves and grape jelly containers full. Thankfully we grow grapes so I have lots of juice on hand to make jelly. Okay, enough about the complaining.

AAAAAHHHHHH! Sweet spring!!!! How I have waited for this wonderful season. The trees are almost leafed out—just a couple of more days. I open windows and hear the wonderful music of lawns being mowed---yes; summer is “just around the corner”. According to my thermometer we have had 70 plus degree temperatures a couple of times. Today was the LAST day of school in Edinburg. I know it is a wonderful time for the graduating seniors. Such a sense of “freedom”. They are done with one phase of their lives and ready to embark on a new venture. We wish them well on whatever path they have chosen. Graduation is this Saturday. There are lots of open houses to attend following graduation to honor these great kids.

I cannot end this edition of the “Crow’s Nest” without NOT adding my congratulations to TJ Hall and Katie Currie on their engagement. Everyone is SO happy for both of them. Katie is such a sweetheart and loved by all of us. We have waited for this moment. What an asset they will be to the community. TJ is already very involved with Quick Response and the Fire Department. TJ has been such a great help to me in so many ways not only with maintaining this website, but also in many other computer areas. Thanks TJ!!! You are a very, very special nephew.

Have enjoyed reading the responses in our Guest Book. Thank you for your kind words.

Everyone, have a great week and I will converse with you later.

 

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May 19, 2004

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"I cannot end this edition of the “Crow’s Nest” without NOT adding my congratulations to TJ Hall and Katie Currie on their engagement. Everyone is SO happy for both of them. Katie is such a sweetheart and loved by all of us. We have waited for this moment. What an asset they will be to the community. TJ is already very involved with Quick Response and the Fire Department. TJ has been such a great help to me in so many ways not only with maintaining this website, but also in many other computer areas. Thanks TJ!!! You are a very, very special nephew."