Grisly Sight

By the evidence of the cemetery, as any child could see, many children died in the early years and then the people dying got older and older and finally, in the last fifty years or so, people seem to have pretty much stopped dying.

Occasioally, though, a frequent visitor will encounter a grisly sight, suich as this remaining feather of a Cornell pigeon. The coopers hawks, the occasional red tail, the local horned owl, or mauybe even the peregrine falcon recently seen just up the gorge near the College Ave Bridge, like to take their pigeons up into to the cemetery spruces for the eating.. We have seen a turkey come to roost for the evening in the cemetery, racoons occasionally den in the hollow pines and crows like to roost and raise their ruckus there. In the spring the crows are nest robbers and the jays chase them out of the neighborhoods.but we don't know who eats crow, though they do die.

One November day I found a circle of crow feathers erected mayvbe by other crows(they are smarter than dogs or pigs, neither of which errect meortials, or practice majic. Perhaps it was trolls, or a child did it.

The circle of crow feathers stayed through the winter, and flew away after the snow left.

East Hill Kids Cemetery Club