In the Book of Job we are instructed to, "Ask...the birds...and they will tell you." In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus said, "Look at the birds." So let's ask the birds, and look at the birds, and see what they have to say. May God bless you in your quest! Bill Bossman
Monday, April 9, 2012
Mockingbird on Andrew Jackson's Hat
Northern Mockingbird on Jackson's hat Andrew Jackson Statue, Washington, DC
My sister just returned from a sightseeing trip to Washington, DC. She has shared with me a number of wonderful photos and stories of her adventures. What really caught my attention, however, were her photos and story of the mockingbird on Andrew Jackson's hat. When she approached this magnificent statue, she could see the bird flitting around on top of the statue's hat. She started snapping pictures, and circled around to the other side, but though the mockingbird moved about, it never left the hat. My sister couldn't figure out why the mockingbird was so fascinated with that hat. Do you suppose the mockingbird, as the State Bird of Tennessee, was honoring President Jackson, a native of Tennessee? OK... do you have a better idea?