Arnie, the Darling Starling
Margarete Sigl Corbo
This is based on a true story. Margarete, who considered herself a typical grandmother, ran across a downed baby bird in her flower patch. She tried to put the bird back in the nest as a helpful soul, but that didn’t work. She tried several times, describing her attempts to reach the nest by roof and ladder like a gymnastics move – remember, this is a grandmother. Each time she completed the task only to find the bird back in the flower patch down below. When she decided to raise the bird herself, it was of course only going to be temporary.