Pigeon or Dove
by Barbara Gurry/rowell
I recently read it is the 100 year anniversary of the extinction of the messenger pigeon, the last being Martha who died in 1914. I am usually annoyed by the pigeons or doves that hang out in groups. It is hard to tell who is who. They leave white gobs on my side-walk and coooooooooo, which wears on my patience. However, finding more out about Martha led me to re-evaluate my opinion. Today I stopped to look closer and listen differently to her distant relatives.