This birdhouse was made by my friend Liisa's dad a long time ago. It belonged to my mother-in-law, the original Mrs. Staggs. She was the one who added the bird, and both things used to decorate the top of a bookshelf in her living room. Now, they are greeting visitors to our home this Christmas season. I think both Mr. Mannery and my mom-in-law would be smiling at the thought of that.