No peanuts or popcorn, but guest entertains Knickerbocker crowd

Minnie Mayerhoffer's tree frog friend.

One recent Saturday evening, a group of ladies was sitting outside of the Knickerbocker Apartments chatting when an unexpected guest dropped by to visit. The visitor was dressed nicely in muted grey from head to toe. He was first noticed sitting on Betty Carson's walker without even a polite "May I?"

Betty and Minnie Mayerhoffer were sitting on a nearby bench. Then rudely, and again without permission, the visitor hopped into the bag clipped to the walker. Perhaps to show his expertise in acrobatics, he then jumped from the seat to the frame below and back up again!

Suddenly he made a big jump and landed on Minnie's arm, prompting nary a flinch as Minnie is a real country gal. Did he think she wanted a prince and he was offering himself for a kiss? Then he did a leap reminiscent of the Flying Wallendas of circus fame!

For a couple of hours he entertained all who came by, gathering quite a crowd. No ticket required for the show. No peanuts, no popcorn, no "get your cola here." Mr. Tree Frog entertained us royally. We hope to see him again sometime.

Betty Carson

Betty Carson lives in Bay Village.

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Volume 3, Issue 16, Posted 2:54 PM, 08.09.2011