I will honestly admit that this moved me to tears...and if any or all of the images do not go through please let me know as I will make a point to get those
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, Jan 3, 2009
I will honestly admit that this moved me to tears...and if any or all of the images do not go through please let me know as I will make a point to get those out. Please do share this with others as each of you are so inclined to do. The woman who has given more and more of herself with Lemon gives equal inspiration even if she does not realize it. This is truly an inspiration on every level and in every way.
Baker Books, in Dartmouth, Mass., recently hosted Lemon and Backman for a book reading.
"Lemon is to die for,"
said Gretchen Baker-Smith, who helps run children's events at the store. "She's very tolerant of kids, and lots of people having her, and being in the middle of pandemonium."
Lemon only rarely quacked, which made kids jump.
"Kids are used to being at the local park here," Baker-Smith said. "You can see the ducks and the geese. Some of them are really, really aggressive. I think some of them were thinking that's how she was going to be, but she wasn't."
Since Pekin ducks can live a decade or longer, Lemon could have more years of book readings - a sequel is in the works - entertaining school kids and having her beak and feet rubbed, which she loves.
"She's very happy," Backman says. "Every morning she just wants to go, go, go."
'May we live in peace without weeping. May our joy outline the lives we touch without ceasing. And may our love fill the world, angel wings tenderly beating.'