18th President: Ulysses S Grant, 1869
Dove = 18 (Grant was the 18th president)
Grant (a wish) = Grant
Fish pie - 869 = 1869 became president
You silly = Ulysses
The dove (18) received a grant (Grant) to learn to fly, but she spent it on a fish pie (869=1869).
Connect Grant to Ulysses
You wasted your grant you silly (Ulysses) bird, her parents said.
NOTE: The way Mammoth Memory remembers Ulysses is to think "you silly", which almost sounds like the name.