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Sunday, August 2, 2015

Sault Ste. Marie . Growing Up

Perimeter Pigeons .
Reality . 

Yes , respect , is fear .
I'm from the old Italian upbringing .
My father raised all types of small livestock in the City of Sault Ste. Marie Ontario .
He had a pigeon coop that he had me raise pigeons in .
I had little names for all the pigeon breeding couples , I kept it clean , and watered and fed them  , they were beautiful white pigeons .
Then one day he told me to follow him , he took me to the coop .
As he blocked the door with me standing behind him , he started handing me dead pigeons , that he was snapping their necks , by a sharp move with his hand while between his fingers .
I was devastated and afraid .
He said ; This is how it is Gianfanco , tonight we eat pigeons .
A hard and real lesson for me , but I did eat them that night .
This continues .
He also raised Ring Neck Turtle Doves .
He brought them to the Sault because they didn't exist this far north .
He would raise them .
They were the most beautiful gentle livings thing ever .
In the fall he would release them .
I asked , why don't we eat them to ?
He said , some we eat and some we give back .
Today the doves from his releasing have taken hold and I see them all over Sault Ste Marie .
Every time I do I think of my Father ,

Gianfranco Fronzi . August .2 / 2015

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