Thankful Thursday and A Song with an "O"! My Grandpa was an ornithologist of sorts. There was even a song? #atozchallenge
: a branch of science that deals with the study of birds
My Grandpa was an ornithologist! Well, sort of. My Grandpa loved all kinds of birds. I never asked him, but I am guessing since he grew up in the country backwoods of Missouri, I am guessing he began liking them as a young boy.
Even though technically he did not have a degree in the science he still liked to study them, look at them, enjoy them, and see what new ones he could find. Most people would call this "birding" today.
My Grandparents always had small bird statues in their home. I think most people thought that the statues belonged to Grandma but the truth was, those belonged to Grandpa. He would like to take them down off the shelf and talk about what each one was. He knew!
My Mother had started giving him those bird statues years ago and he loved everyone, even up until the time of his death. It was sad to see them go to someone else.
I am grateful though to have had a chance to learn a little from him and enjoy his birds while I still could.
Check out the song I found out about the science. This is for Grandpa.