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A farewell gift

October 01, 2019

To the Editor:

Deep in the Northwoods of Wisconsin stands a rustic deer feeder. For several years my husband Larry fed the visiting deer, wild turkeys, raccoons, squirrels, chipmunks and feathered friends. The roof of the deer feeder served as a “supper club” for all the crows. One late afternoon Larry left a feast of chicken bones and bread on the roof for his buddies. The next morning after feeding the critters, Larry came into the house and said to me, “You will never believe what I found?” He opened his fist and there was a shiny silver token for one free kid’s cone from A&W Root Beer. (No A&W is in the Lakeland area) Did the crows know we were in the process of moving? I have heard that crows pick up shiny objects, store them and gift them to their providers. God bless the crows for their grateful gift.

Mary E. Jucius




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