Baltimore makes way for ducklings

May 21, 2010

I very much enjoyed Frank Roylance's column relating the fate of the duck and her chicks crossing the busy roads of rush hour Baltimore and the parallels with the classic story by Robert McCloskey in Boston. The story was read to me as a child, and decades later I read it to my children who also enjoyed both the Boston and Baltimore versions. (They also liked the '50s era film version shown at the Pratt one Saturday morning.)

When visiting Boston two years ago, I was crossing the Public Garden to meet an old friend for dinner and happened across the commemorative sculptures of the mother duck and ducklings that commemorate Mr. McCloskey's story. Perhaps, Baltimore should have its own sculptures, with more ducklings, based on a true rather than a fictional story!

Paul Converse, Baltimore

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