Date: 2/22/21 8:05 pm
From: John Kennington <johnkennington...>
Subject: Re: So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, adieu....
Best of luck returning home! We'll miss you in Oklahoma. Be sure to send us
an occasional update from Akron. It may not be about Oklahoma birds, but it
will be about an Oklahoma birder!!

John Kennington

On Mon, Feb 22, 2021, 4:16 PM Cyndie Browning <gr8auntieokie...>

> Hello, Oklahoma ~
> I'll be retiring from the Tulsa law firm at the end of March (2021), and
> as soon after that as I can arrange it, I'll be moving to Akron, OH, the
> city where I was born a long, long time ago---as were my sisters, parents,
> a few grandparents, and at least 1 great-grandparent!! More than a dozen of
> my first cousins live in and around Akron, including 3 generations (more
> than 30 people in all), all related to my dad's 2 sisters plus one of those
> sisters, my dear Aunt Margie, is still living!! and the 2nd generation of
> cousins (who are the ages of my children, if I had any) are all now married
> and having children of their own, so I anticipate a lot of fun and family
> gatherings with them all, something that's been sorely missing in my adult
> life for a long, long time. I've lived and worked in Tulsa for 21 years
> now, and have mostly loved it (except for the politics; so said the
> yellow-dog Democrat!) and I've always said that for as long as I live, I
> would choose to live in Tulsa forever. But now approaching advanced
> middle-to-old age, I yearn to live near my family where, if something's
> going on among the family and I don't show up, someone will come find me
> and make sure I'm okay.
> I love Tulsa and all the friends I've made here, and all the birds I've
> seen here and all over Oklahoma (including that Vermilion Flycatcher last
> seen in May, 2004), but I feel the need for another adventure for as long
> as I'm able and now's the time to start. Akron boasts the only national
> park in the whole state of Ohio, the Lake Erie shoreline just 45-50 miles
> to the north (near Cleveland), there's a zoo, international airports,
> universities, and all the cultural and entertainment opportunities I could
> ask for, and I eager to get to know my birth state where I haven't lived
> since I was 7. The variety of birds found there will be slightly different
> from those on the Great Plains, but that should be a good thing, right??
> Anyway, I just wanted to say good-bye before I leave.
> Good-bye before I leave ~
> Cyndie Browning
> <vermilion_flycatcher...>
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> Tulsa, OK
> How do migrating birds know which one to follow?
> What if the lead bird just wants to be alone?
> -- Bill Bryson, "The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir"
> (2006)

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