The Red Tail Hawk
As far back as I can remember, seeing a hawk in flight was something that caused people to stop and watch. In the country, without the noise of the city to drown them out, you could hear the shrill sound of the hawk as they glided high on the wind and hunted for food with their super keen eyesight. Then, on occasion, you would see them go into a high speed dive to attack their prey at a dizzying speed. In a moment, they would reappear with a mouse, a rabbit, or maybe a snake in their talons. Dinner is served!
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The Rolling Store
Life in the rural South in the 40’s was a little different than today. Kids today are growing up using an iPhone and tablets and laptops and are ordering from Amazon and iTunes routinely without so much as a second thought. I have come to using iTunes and other online gift cards as a solution to the birthday and Christmas present problems. In the rural South in the 40’s, none of that stuff existed.
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If I were to ask your child or grandchild if they had ever seen a doodle bug, I would not be at all surprised to get a resounding no. I don’t know when doodle bugs went out of favor but it might have been when Sesame Street started on TV. The same might be true of June Bugs. In the case of fireflies, it’s just possible that they still have a certain amount of attraction, even in this world of hi tech. After all, they are highly energy efficient, don’t promote global warming (so far as I know) and look a lot like flying LED’s.
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