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Saturday, March 6, 2010

We often talk about things that come out of the blue as something that we didn't expect. In my case I came home to find a beautiful martin house on the deck with a short note from a friend explaining he made the martin house in his workshop and he wanted to give it to me. It not only was a two story work of art, freshly painted, but done in the Fort Scott Tiger colors of red and white. How much better can it get.

Martin season is on the horizon and I'll get the house ready to go and hope to lure the mosquito catching martins into my backyard.

If they avoid the two structures in the backyard like they have for several years, they are passing up some first class accommodations.

Most of all, how pleased I am with this unexpected but greatly appreciated gift from a friend.

Dick Hedges
Fort Scott Community College