Melanie R. Bird's Profile
I was born Melanie Ruth Urban (you can call me Mel), in San Diego, California, to missionary parents (Ed & Gwen), who carted me off to Taiwan, where I received a baby sister and learned a little Chinese. While my dad was hiking the mountains, creating written languages, and translating the Bible for Wyclif, my mom was coping at home with the babies.
After three years, it was California, here we come, just in time for the Berkeley Free Speech Movement. Consequently, mom & dad packed us kids, into a Volkswagen Bug and headed for a more conservative east coast. We crossed the Painted Desert, picked up hitch hiking Indians and saw the Grand Canyon too.
Once in Fairfax, Virginia, mom and dad got jobs teaching at a Christian School, where sis and I were promptly enrolled. Dad hung out a shingle and started a church .... mom played the piano and we all did a lot of…
- Born on June 8
- Joined February 2, 2010