Thursday, February 06, 2014

Throwback Thursday

July 2008 :: Maria and Betty.

Our new chicas are a wonderful bunch. They make me happy and definitely keep me busy. We even have a Buff Oprington, Lilikoi, who is marvelously large and quite sweet. But I do miss Betty. Lady Betty Orpington. Of the many pleasures and honors I have enjoyed in blogging, my imagination-run-wild with my chicken muse has been one of the most fulfilling. Something about that chicken gave me the nerve and will to do things a bit out of reach and to extend support and encouragement to others, as well. When she passed away last summer, I wonder if I didn't lose a bit of my confidence and flare with her. I think she deserves to be, not only remembered, but honored, too. In small ways, in whatever capacity I can, I want to keep the Lady Betty Orpington Foundation alive and crowing for STEAM. Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math, and the curious, creative, interested, people, young and experienced, who need a shout-out, and support.


Anonymous said...

You need to keep the Lady Betty Orpington Foundation going! Did the Carnegie Foundation fold up when Andrew Carnegie died? I don't think so!

judy in ky said...

I know you are miss Lady Betty and I think you will get your nerve and will back through her memory with the Foundation. I think it's a great thing.

Unknown said...

Natalie, that photo is just gorgeous. I just went to Facebook and "liked" the Lady Betty Orpington page. Then scrolled down and was very intrigued and amused by some of your posts and links. I look forward to seeing more! Time will lessen the pain of your loss. And the Foundation will surely honor your lovely bird friend.