2013 Memorial Day

I hope all of you were able to share some fun time with friends or family today. We live in a world that can be pretty difficult to understand at times. Tough things happen for which we have few explanations. On this Memorial Day my thoughts and prayers are with families that have paid the ultimate price with the loss of a family member. I wish you all my deepest gratitude and thankfulness for your sacrifice. I can never bring them back to life. But at least I can give you the honor and respect that you have earned.

And to those of you in active service–thank you from the bottom of my heart. Big political decisions by powerful people often cloud out the work and service each of you perform each day. I’m glad you choose to be there for all of us here at home. Every day. And every night. Often without any thanks. Or praise. You do it with dignity and honor. We have this special day called Memorial Day. It’s just one day. But you all serve our Country every day. Thank you all for your service. And tonight I’m giving a special shout out to my friends at Andrews Air Force Base! You all are awesome!

On another note, I will be co-leading a birding trip with Wildside Nature Tours to Ecuador in August of this year–yes 2013, less than 100 days away. There is still room on this trip. Check out the details at Wildside Nature Tours (http://wildsidenaturetours.com/tours/ecuador-northern-andes-and-amazon/?nggpage=2)


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  1. Greg:

    First, thank you for your time at Mohican State Park, Sunday, June 9, 2013. It was a huge privilege to accompany you on this walk. I learned so many small details that make birding even more interesting, than what I learn from reading.

    I apologize if this comes across as presumptuous, however, after discussing hearing losses with you, I wanted to let you know how excited I am with my new hearing aids, which I picked up after going on the walk with you. The devices are so small & difficult to see behind my ears, also, finally there is no ear whistle when I put my headphones on to cut grass or a helmet when I ride my bike. There is a small receiver which I place in my pocket when I want to use the Blue Tooth built into the aides for hands free phone calls, or to watch TV so the sound can be adjusted to my comfort level, making my husband much happier.

    This may not work out for you, however, I wanted to let you know, after birding this past Friday at the Woodlawn Cemetery, the bilateral aids allowed me to key in much faster to the correct direction where I heard wonderful singing.

    I realize Hopco Hearing, based out of Jackson, Hillsdale, or Adrian, MI. is much too far for you to travel for testing. However, I hope you check out a local University Hearing Clinic, which I did through U. of M, so you can enjoy many more wonderful years of birding and help beginners such as myself discover the wonderful creatures who inhabit our earth.

    Thank you again for all you do for our feathered friends and their admirers.


    Mary Ann Radscheid

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