The Coolidges visited William Wrigley (of Chicago Cubs ball field and chewing gum fame) at his estate on Catalina Island in California on the weekend of February 21-23, 1930. They toured part of the 8 acre aviary Mr. Wrigley had established the previous year for upwards of 8,000 exotic species. Among the birds who greeted them were “Alma” and “Mr. Lewis,” a pair of hyacinth macaws. “Alma” was a good bird, “perching very properly” on Mrs. Coolidge’s arm. “Mr. Lewis,” however, was not well-behaved: he tipped Mr. Coolidge’s hat and when asked to take off the hat for the photographer, the former President dryly replied: “I’m afraid he’d start on my ear” (United Press release 2-22-1930; The Catalina Islander 2-26-1930, p.2).

“I’m afraid he’d start on my ear”

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