The bird builds her nest not
for herself. – attributed to Virgil
Excerpts from Calvin Reid’s Bird Life in Wingdom appeared often in the children’s sermons at our church. Adults liked them, too, and listened intently as the pastor compared human offspring to baby birds, and their parents to Mrs. Sparrow or Mr. Crow. I remembered those stories for years, especially the day of my granddaughter’s birthday party, and the event that followed the ice cream and cake.