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Old 10-16-2020, 01:55 PM
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Re: The Rickeybird Scrapbook, 1984 - Updates

So, I've been gone for five days and what is the very first Thread that I visited; Sunshine Lane of course!!!

Why? If you have to ask, well that says it all!
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Old 10-16-2020, 09:57 PM
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Re: The Rickeybird Scrapbook, 1984 - Updates

The Rickeybird Scrapbook
Memory Lane Retirement Party
Episode 4


Thank you, my darlings! Well, now you've gone and done it: you've gotten me all nostalgic and misty-eyed!!!!!!!!!!!

I have GOT to share a special sunrise memory. It took place over 35 years ago. Many of you know the story already. I was still in college... and...

I had just made the impulse purchase of my life. When I walked into a bird store in New Mexico, the Rickeybird (then a 3-month-old chick) flapped and flew from his display perch to me, scrambled into my arms, turned on his back, and grabbed my fingers with his feet. He seemed glued to me. I had just gotten my work-study college check, and I had always wanted a brd, and he was so precious, and I could figure a way to make it work, and he just seemed so desperate, and the store-guy said he'd help me out, and, and... so... I bought him! COMPLETELY CRAZY. I was so hypnotized that I couldn't even leave him there for even one more night, AND THE CAGE COULDN'T BE DELIVERED UNTIL THE NEXT DAY. But home we drove. That night, he slept on my shoulder, as I sat on the floor, my back against the wall. The next morning, that predictable, brutal New Mexico sunlight slanted in the livingroom window, lighting us up like a giant spotlight... and he began to call and squawk... and thus began my life with the Rickeybird.

Just a little detail that explained a few things, much later. Using his band, I traced his breeder. She bred and hand-fed baby birds in Arizona, and then shipped them all over the Southwest, for resale. That was a couple of weeks before I showed up. We eventually exchanged photos and letters (this was pre-'net, y'all!)... and she could have been my sister! We were both very tall, very thin, with very long red hair and very big Poindexter glasses, very long faces and very big toothy smiles. The Rb thought his mommy (or close enough!) had walked in to rescue him. He wasn't letting go again, not ever. Imagine his joy. And as for me? I wasn't sure why, but... there was no way I could have found the heart to peel him off my fingers and leave him alone that night. To this day, I cannot recall that day without a sigh...

Now, flash forward to 2020, when the Rickeybird was greeting the sun (along with the help of his favorite bed-fellow, his bell... thanks, Al). Yeah, normal pets sleep with cuddly blankets or stuffed snimals. My parrot sleeps with a bell.

Anywayyyyyyyyyyyyyy... WHO COULD HAVE IMAGINED WHAT 2020 WOULD BE LIKE?
But here we are, still.
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Old 10-16-2020, 10:14 PM
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Re: The Rickeybird Scrapbook, 1984 - Updates

I love this story! And love you too Miss Sunshine
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Re: The Rickeybird Scrapbook, 1984 - Updates

Hola Gaily Sunshine! Your sunny rays are already making my day so much brighter!

The Rickeybird was right about one thing, he had met his "forever" mommy who would love and adore him for his whole life. Every little birdie out there deserves to be so lucky. I'm so happy you found each other and that we get to share just a little of the Rb with you. Maybe that's the real reason why the interweb was invented!
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Old 10-18-2020, 05:01 PM
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Re: The Rickeybird Scrapbook, 1984 - Updates

The Rickeybird Scrapbook
Memory Lane Party
Episode 5


Thank you again, always, darlings. Onwards, down Memory Lane...

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Old 10-18-2020, 09:28 PM
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Re: The Rickeybird Scrapbook, 1984 - Updates

I cant believe that bell is still giving Rickey joy (and you not joy) after all these years.
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Re: The Rickeybird Scrapbook, 1984 - Updates

It’s always the little things!


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Re: The Rickeybird Scrapbook, 1984 - Updates

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The Rickeybird Scrapbook
Memory Lane Party
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Thank you again, always, darlings. Onwards, down Memory Lane...

I laugh at this every single year. Time really does fly!
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Re: The Rickeybird Scrapbook, 1984 - Updates

How about this memory Gail? Salty's 1st birthday party/conference call. Went something like this:

Me: Hi Gail!
RB: SQUACK
Gail: Hi A...
RB: SQUACK
Gail: Hi..
RB: SQUACK
Me: I'm so glad you could..
RB: SQUACK
Me: Join us...
RB: SQUACK
Gail: Hi Sal...
RB: SQUACK
Gail: Salty
RB: SQUACK
Me: Geri says...
RB: SQUACK
Me: Hi
RB: SQUACK
Gail: Hi Ge...
RB: SQUACK
Gail: ri !
RB: SQUACK
Salty: Peep
RB: SQUACK
RB: SQUACK
RB: SQUACK
Me: Salty's been...
RB: SQUACK
Me: been...
RB: SQUACK
Me: having a..
RB: SQUACK
Me: good birthday so..
RB: SQUACK
Me: far.
Gail: He's so...
RB: SQUACK
Gail: cute...
RB: SQUACK

And so on for another 15 minutes! Loved every one of them!
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How about this memory Gail? Salty's 1st birthday party/conference call. Went something like this:

Me: Hi Gail!
RB: SQUACK
Gail: Hi A...
RB: SQUACK
Gail: Hi..
RB: SQUACK
Me: I'm so glad you could..
RB: SQUACK
Me: Join us...
RB: SQUACK
Gail: Hi Sal...
RB: SQUACK
Gail: Salty
RB: SQUACK
Me: Geri says...
RB: SQUACK
Me: Hi
RB: SQUACK
Gail: Hi Ge...
RB: SQUACK
Gail: ri !
RB: SQUACK
Salty: Peep
RB: SQUACK
RB: SQUACK
RB: SQUACK
Me: Salty's been...
RB: SQUACK
Me: been...
RB: SQUACK
Me: having a..
RB: SQUACK
Me: good birthday so..
RB: SQUACK
Me: far.
Gail: He's so...
RB: SQUACK
Gail: cute...
RB: SQUACK

And so on for another 15 minutes! Loved every one of them!
Oh my gosh, I am dying laughing at this, this is hysterical!
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