We are gathered here today to remember our friend Earl. Earl could crow with the gusto of a much younger rooster. He preened and strutted with a regal air and confidence that made him the envy of the barn yard. Now I will admit Earl wasn't always the easiest chicken to get along with. However, he was good at heart and was taken from us far too early. As we each remember the special moments we had with Earl, let us also remember to reach out to the special people or chickens in our lives and remind them how much we care.