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Monday, July 09, 2018


Hello, everyone. It's me, Cammie!  As many of you know, our mom is very much into birdies.  A couple years ago, we showed you that she has quite a history of "birding", and showed you excerpts from a bird book she wrote when she was just a little biped of about 6.  We love that Mom's mom kept it and sent it to her.  Another surprise came in the mail last week, this time in the form of a duck!

Mom carved it from a block of wood when she was about 14.  She said it was a very expensive duck, as it cost her a trip to the ER at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, after putting a carving chisel through her thumb ... but that she really liked her duck.  Her teacher (who gave her an A) named him "Duckie Duddle".

"How many stitches did you get, Mom?"
"No, really, Mom.  It's very nice."

Maggie and I think he looks more like a baby Grebe of some sort rather than a duck, but since Mom's the one who paid the price ... a DUCK it is!



  1. OMCs we ducked as soon as we saw duck...
    Crazy English language so many words with different meanings.

    We do so love the Duck your Mom carved Hugs madi your bfff

  2. Yikes! Mom knows all about how sharp those carving tools are! Your mom did a great job on Duckie Duddle!

  3. What a coincidence, we're into birds too! We think for a different reason than your mom though. Also our daddy works for a hospital and it has an ER! And the university in the city south of us are the OU Ducks! Whoa! So many coincidences! Mind blowing! Anyway, we think she did a great job on the duck and we appreciate you showing us!

  4. Tell your mom this is a fine example of duck-ness. Also, OUCH !

  5. OUCHIE!!! But he sure is a cutie. Guess it was worth the price to Mom.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  6. Wow, That wood carving is really nice. I'm very impressed. Just don't chew it.
    Noreen and Hunter

  7. Your mum is very talented! Although slightly accident-prone.

  8. It really is very lovely....glad your mom still has all her digits :)

  9. OMD, that sounds painful! Ma is forever cutting her digits! She's spent more time in the ER suture room than anyone she knows! BOL! I am glads your Moms got something for her pain! It is FABulous btw!
    Ruby ♥

  10. What a masterpiece Duck is! Even more so if your Mama was injured during the creating!
    Jakey, Arty & Rosy

  11. I've never seen a real duck, so that's the duck-iest duck I've ever seen! Way to go!!

  12. Ouch! She did a very nice job
    Hazel & Mabel