THE BIRD LADY OF ST. PETERSBURG
Esther went through the garbage bins in the alleys of downtown St. Petersburg and found food to feed the birds and stray cats. My friend, Marge, and I were having the cats sterilized and we all became friends. Esther rescued a little dog, Mandy, that my mother adopted and kept for the rest of her life. When Esther died the city erected a water fountain for the birds in Williams Park, in her memory. Esther's friend, Lucille Carter, drew this nice picture of her.