"I graduated from Boyertown High School," I said.
"I was the librarian at Boyertown High," the woman replied.
Again my mind raced. "Mrs. McLaughlin?" I asked.
Yes, it was she. Small world.
The reason for this column is to give readers a chance to see a wonderful slide show that John Thornton created after his trip to Ecuador. With more than 1,600 species of birds, Ecuador is a dream destination, but if you doubt you'll ever get to visit, this slide show is the next best thing.
In a recent email John explained, "I've finally gotten some of my photos organized into a slide show where family and friends can view it."
The link is http://www.photodex.com/share/zooljwt. (Windows operating system only. Choose Trip C.) Enjoy.
The music accompanying the images is from Images and Reflections, Vol. 3 by Australian naturalist and musician Robert Boyd (www.robertboydmusic.com). Send comments about John's slide show directly to him at zool...@aim.com.
Send questions and comments to Dr. Scott Shalaway, 2222 Fish Ridge Road, Cameron, WV 26033 or by email via my website, http://scottshalaway.googlepages.com.