Postcard #109: "Eulogy"
MT. HOOD AT SUNRISE FROM LOST LAKE, OREGON
I travelled across the United States from New Jersey to my new home in Portland, OR with 4 finches. I have had a lot of finches throughout my life. Some had names like T&A, Tweet, Ugly, Flattop, Monk, Peaches, Dummy, Lillian, Ree Ree. Some finches never had a name. One of my 4 finches died today. I found it at the bottom of the cage. Cold. Stiff. The other birds were quiet. I buried it in my new backyard with a gardening shovel I bought at a garage estate sale. It did not have a name for me to put on its headstone.
Vista House dedicated May 5, 1918
Friends of Vista House, established in 1982 in partnership with Oregon Parks & Recreation
PO Box 204 Corbett, OR 97019 | 503-695-2240
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