Senior Lifestyles

Hands-on project makes for happy memories

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It was probably my idea. The birdhouse kit, I mean. We lived some distance from our two young grandsons, and no doubt I was looking for a project that would make our short visit more memorable. A new birdhouse, perhaps? To be perched on a low branch where it would be visible from the kitchen table long after we had returned home? Just the ticket.

For the Birds. Really!

Two grandsons and a birdhouse


With Granddad there to share

their goal.

So busy in that basement shop.

(The hammer played its starring


The younger boy expressed a


Beyond his years, a wish so


“Do you think the birds can

hear us?

I want it to be a surprise!”

Bob Simon is a Los Altos resident. For more information, email [email protected]

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