We have one more in reserve after this, and then we’re done. I keep saying that, and obliging readers send me their photos, but only in a trickle. If you’d like to be featured, put together a couple of nice photos (two or fewer preferred) and a short narrative, and send it on.
Today’s reader is Andy Wangstad from Kent, Washington. I’ve indented his words:
I was a chemistry major at university, but ended up with a career with the Boy Scouts and finally owning a print shop. I’ve always enjoyed helping people and so have been very active with Rotary clubs. “People of Action,” as they say. Retirement came in 2005, so I donate graphic design to numerous clubs and organizations.The picture of me with a kangaroo joey was taken at a kangaroo sanctuary in Alice Springs, Australia a couple of years ago. I’m the one wearing the hat.
They encourage drivers to stop if they see a dead kangaroo along the road (I understand this is quite common) and check its pouch for a joey. If old enough, they raise it and release it back into the wild. They also treat injuries. If the joey is very young, it must live its life at the sanctuary and that gives visitors a chance to hold one. We were warned, however, not to pass it around because that confuses them. We needed to hold it at least five minutes.Others photos are of kangaroos at the sanctuary and a sunset. The large male was pretty famous, but passed away last year.