can you remember?
Betty MacDonald wasn't very fond of bankers.
Not at all!
However I'm convinced Betty would love the ' Duck Man ' from Spokane.
If you ask me Joel Armstrong should be Betty MacDonald fan club honor member.
He did such a great job and he did it not only in 2009.
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'Duck Man' saves the day! Banker catches ducklings plunging from first-storey ledge to concrete pavement below
Joel Armstrong arrived at Sterling Savings at 5.45am and took his position to help the brood of 12 ducklings who were getting ready to make their first trip to the water.
The kind-hearted loan officer had been keeping an eye on the mother duck's nest from his office on the second floor and realised the little family would need help once the eggs hatched.
It is the second time a brood of ducklings has been born on the ledge - and Mr Armstrong, who played baseball in college, was on hand to help them on their way then.
Despite his expert catching, Mr Armstrong missed one of the ducklings last year, and was determined not to repeat his mistake again.
'He's great, a good catcher,' said one bystander.
'I think Joel's legacy is playing out right here, the Duck Man,' said another.
Crowds cheered as Mr Armstrong caught eight of the brood of 12, and when the four remaining babies got cold feet, Duck Man gallantly climbed up to the ledge and carried them down himself.
The selfless Duck Man was rewarded with a kiss from his girlfriend after the last duckling dropped safely into the water, following a brisk waddle through town from the bank.
He said: 'Oh, we did it! Man that was an ordeal, I can't believe we did it. Wow, we did it!'