However, every time I see the Nuthatch I think of my father-in-law, and his quiet sense of humor.
I will remember forever that day in the kitchen of his apartment. We were standing at the sink, looking out at his bird-feeders. They were his pride and joy and he would spend hours caring for, and watching, his birds. When a cute little bird landed upside down on his peanut feeder, I fell in love with it, asking its name. He softly murmered that it was an "Assup."
I thought it an unusual name, and remember looking at him in surprise. That's when I saw the corner of his mouth begin to turn up, and the sparkle in his eye.
An "Assup?" Oh my goodness!
Yes, I think of my father-in-law when we watch the birds...memories which will always warm our hearts.
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