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Fwd: Re: collecting feathers

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More feather thoughts. Gail

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I have heard the same thing. In a related story, we had a substitute
teacher who was a million years old. His life was saved by a carrier
pigeon in WWII, so he made a pact with G*d that he would feed pigeons
forever. (I know this sounds like some sort of joke, but it's true)..anyway
I digress....he fed pigeons in our school parking lot for over 15 years,
much to the chagrin of the teacher-carowners as you can imagine. Well, one
of our teachers contracted an odd disease that disintegrated the lining of
her lungs, and the medicine she got for that disease destroyed the bones in
her spine. When the doctors were trying to trace down how she got the
disease they asked her if she was ever exposed to bird doo. While nothing
could be concretely linked, our Board of Education at the time allowed her
to retire out one year early, and paid her to do it, as she could no longer
stand the full day.

San D

Gail1611 wrote:

> I have heard that handling some feathers is not safe because they carry
> diseases. Has anyone else heard or know of this? Gail