I'm pleased to introduce our final member of the worldly ducky family, Mariechen. She's named after Mariechen Puchert, a writer for Youth Journalism International and a citizen of South Africa. This bright and fun loving young woman, who is at the moment working hard in med school where she also runs the student newspaper, is coming to the U.S. next month for a visit, when we'll have the pleasure of meeting her. For now, we'll have to settle for Mariechen the ducky, who will be making an appearance at the duck race in Forestville Sunday.
I'm not exactly sure why the international ducks sold to us were from five individual countries -- Scotland, the U.S., Japan, Germany and Spain, and one for an entire continent, Africa.
Africa isn't all one country, after all.
Remember, if you can correctly name all the duckies at the YJI booth in front of Nuchies at the Duck Race in Forestville on Sunday afternoon, we'll give you a prize!