The children taken in during the Depression years at the Blalock Orphanage in Port Edwards were a bit like that Peregrine lady’s kids you might have read about and seen in a recent movie. Peculiar might be a fitting description. Here most of the kids didn’t fear the beasts and creatures, they welcomed them and made them feel accepted. Little Wally often read a book to the ackdorack (flying one) in order for the creature to fall back to sleep under Wally’s bed. When the orphanage began, it was the creatures under the beds who feared the humans. More on that later.