Astorian Dave Nelson came into the newspaper office this week. “I saw a little girl carrying a chicken on her bike the other day,” he told the Ear. He was still laughing. His photo is on the right.
Eleven-year-old Carly Schurman, who attends Astoria Middle School, is the daughter of Dave’s neighbors, Henry (Hank) and Velva Schurman, who sent in the photo at left. So why does she carry a chicken around on her bike? “Because it’s her pet since it was a baby chick,” Velva explained.
“By the way,” she added, “her name is Nugget. She (gets on the bike) every day. Nugget stays in her own cage, and is spoiled rotten. She even hugs Carly by putting her head on Carly’s shoulder. We get a huge kick out of it!”