Saturday, January 3, 2009
The Story Behind "Red and the Peanut"
My blog is named after my first bird memory. When I was about 6, I was at my Great Aunt Mary's house, and she was telling me about Red and the peanut. "Red" was a Northern Cardinal that had trained Aunt Mary to feed it peanuts on demand. At a certain time in the morning, Red would tap on the window near her covered back porch until Aunt Mary would put peanuts out for him. I remember sitting at a table on the porch as she told me. Right now, I can peep out of my office and see the exact table. My dad restored it for me years ago, and it’s been with me ever since. It's a small, round oak table with legs that end in eagle talons grasping clear crystal balls. Aunt Mary's "Red" started it all, so what better name could I choose for my blog?