A rooster in every room
When Bev Adams (née Troy) was 5 years old, she’d play in her sandbox in the backyard of her rural Ft. Madison, Iowa home. The family’s “pet rooster” Ralph would skulk around the sandbox, eyeing Bev as she piled sand in artful shapes (the foundation of her future career in spatial planning). When Bev tired of playing in the sand and stood up to head for the house, the rooster would attack, nipping at Bev’s bottom, terrifying her, as she scrambled all the way to the back door. Grandpa Lynn saved the day when he came to visit and decapitated the rooster. This story, like all of Bev’s kitchens and baths, ends with a happily ever after…so happy, in fact that Bev includes a replica of Ralph the Rooster in every one of her photo shoots taken of kitchens and baths she’s designed.