The Year of Moving Forward

The Year of Moving Forward
At our 4 person wedding reception in DC

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Who - hoo knew?

Have you sent your postcard to President elect Obama urging him to ask congress to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act? We sent 2, one says "Alabama" and the other "Birmingham Civil Rights Institute." You can get souvenir postcards like these at Petro (exit 100 on I-20/59) and probably at Flying J and Cracker Barrel too, in and around Bessemer.


Who-Hoo-hoo knew? Northern saw-whet owls live in Alabama. Birders previously thought the little owl lived only in Canada and Northern US.

Photo credit Wikipedia

Bob Sargent and his wife Martha have caught nine of them near their home in Clay. They are bird experts and worked on this project for three years before capturing any this year. Jackpot. They document, photograph and put an ID band around its leg. They only weigh 3.5 ounces. Cute, huh?

In Bessemer, no owls, but lots of turkeys. 400 turkeys were given out by Earl Cochran Jr and DeMeco Ryans, Houston Texans players from Bessemer.

2 comments:

Jeff said...

Hey, Joe. Thanks for posting the reminder about Project Postcard. Last Wednesday I started my postcard project. I created my own though to include one of the following messages: Want to save marriage? Ban divorce, not gay marriage, When do I get to vote on your marriage???, and "Marriage is one of the 'basic civil rights of man'" (United States Supreme Court-Loving v. Virginia). I have enough addressed and stamped with my personal message imploring the President-elect to help advance our civil rights, including marriage equality, so that he will receive one postcard a day until mid-December.

Joe Openshaw said...

Good job, Jeff. Be sure and see what i just posted about a marriage manifesto, of sorts.