I saw an advertisement in the hallway of my former church the other day. It announced the availability of “flocking” as a fundraiser for the congregational concert handbell choir. Apparently, the choir is planning a summer tour that requires some extra funds. I recall fondly the last time the bell choir ventured forth with “flocking” as a fundraiser. It was in the spring of 2005, the last year Katherine the Great played with the group. At the end of that fundraising effort, I took the entire flock of flamingos home for a bath. When they were laid out to dry in the driveway, I snapped this picture.
For those of you who maybe interested in conducting your own flamingo flocking fundraiser, or if you are unfamiliar with “flocking,” check out these websites for more information and a complete explanation of what it means to “get flocked.”
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Inspired by a little-known picture book from the pen of Bethany Tudor, this is a diary, of sorts, where I document some of my thoughts, activities, and ideas as I explore the challenges met by the characters in the story: hard work, the care and nurture of others, housekeeping skills, life changes, charity, community, and cooperation, among others. Like Samuel and Samantha, the ducks in the tale, I struggle and succeed, cope and celebrate, work and play, handling the tasks that come my way. I invite you to join me on my journey.