Sunday, June 21, 2009

Goodbye Birdie

I have to give a eulogy today for my nephews new parakeet, Mario, that passed away yesterday. Mario is survived by Luigi. Sound familiar? Yes, they were named in honor of Super Mario Bros. We actually think Mario might have been a girl, but can't be 100% sure. Anyway, I was searching for a pretty little poem or something to say when we bury him and found this clip of a beautiful poem, about his dog Beau, recited by Jimmy Stewart on a 1981 appearance on the Tonight Show. It's just beautiful and moved me to tears, so of course, I had to share.