Giant Condor Bird
Dick started telling stories about the giant condor bird about 1974 to our two little boys, Jake and Jerry. The stories were about fictional boys, Hucklebuck and Huckleberry, who had similar adventures to our real little boys. A while later, with the birth of our son Josh, a third boy named Hucklebush was added to the stories. In these stories the boys always rode on the back of a giant condor bird. Many stories were told throughout the 70s. As the boys got older, the stories were fewer and fewer. Finally it seemed that the giant condor stories had been retired.
However, in the past few years the stories have been in great demand again. This time around they feature the adventures of Shenanigan, Elliwishus, Remma, Tyronamous and Ethiopia. These adventures are remarkably similar to those of our grandchildren Seamus, Eli, Emma, Ty and Ethan. As in the past, the children are always carried to their adventures on the back of a giant condor bird. Whenever the grandchildren visit, these stories are a must at bedtime. I was fortunate to overhear the most recent story, which was about five little children who were carried to the sledding hill by the old familiar condor bird. It was wonderful to see the smiling and interested faces listening intently to Grampy’s story. I wonder where the giant condor bird will take them next!
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