While extracting obituaries from the following newspaper I came across this humorous item.
Joyce Hambleton Whitten
THE DAILY TIMES ENTERPRISE
(Jonesboro, Arkansas) 18 October 1904
“Remained a Bird”
“Mrs. Elizabeth Martin, a Kentucky woman, started out early in life to feather her nest well, and has always had her eye on the main chance. She began as Elizabeth Bird of Harrison County, near Paris, Kentucky. Her first venture outside the home was when she married Bud Martin. When Mr. Martin died she married Edward Crow, a farmer. When the time came to change nests she allied herself with William Robin, and lived happily until the matrimonial season for Mrs. Robin again rolled around. Then David Buzzard, a widower more attractive personally and socially than his name would indicate, appeared and Mrs. Robin became Mrs. Buzzard. Into the Buzzard roost Mrs. Buzzard carried one little Martin, two little Crows and one little Robin. One little Buzzard was already there to welcome the other birds.”
P.S. An index to this paper and others serving Craighead County, Arkansas, 1904-2007, can be found here: www.gscca.net
Previously published in RootsWeb Review: 04 July 2007, Vol. 10, No. 27.