Polls and pigeons at Mack
street, recalled when she herself was a student at Mack: "My sixth-grade classroom was behind the sundial at the top of the building. That classroom had no windows . . . but had a [slanted] skylight [that] pigeons would land on . . . and slide down, which was amusing." Pigeons would also coo outside a ventilator hood on the side of the building. "Our itinerant French teacher accused us of making the noises, declaring us 'the worst-behaved class in Ann Arbor,'" Eliot wrote.
Ten entries were received in November, including one from Ted Kennedy (of Ann Arbor) and two from the Keller household-Rick and Sharilyn. Rick Keller won our random drawing; he will receive a copy of A History of Ann Arbor, by Jonathan L. Marwil
[Originally published in December, 2008.]