Friday, July 1, 2011

Our memorial garden

July's City Daily Photo blog theme day is "GREEN!" We built a small garden up against our neighbors' fence in our backyard in memory of three special people who recently died. Jeff, 56, was our kind neighbor across the street; Rhonda, 51, was a cheerful friend at church; and Tetsuo, 95, was my gracious homestay host and English student in Gero, Japan back in 1990. We remember them today and into the future!

26 comments:

  1. cute garden but sad story nevertheless

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  2. What a nice way to preserve the memory of friends!

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  3. That's a lovely thing to do Leif, so sad and so young for two of your friends. I feel that garden will grow well on all that love.

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  4. Very moving remembrance. Not what I expected when I first saw your thumbnail.

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  5. It's a wonderful little memorial garden built with love and respect. Such kindness from you and your family. I also like the curved border... really adds a nice touch!
    BTW, I'm green with envy. I would do anything to have a yard the size of your neighbor's and yours too probably. Just imagine the garden I can have!

    Bonne journee et bonne fete du Canada!

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  6. What a fabulous idea! Never heard or saw a similar memorial for friends. You have been blessed with solid friendships and respect and honour your friendships.

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  7. Wonderful tribute and memorial to celebrate a green theme.

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  8. En France, l'expression "toujours vert" se dit d'une personne âgée qui a gardé une très bonne santé.
    Donc.
    In France, the term "toujours vert (ever green)" means a senior who has kept a very good health.
    So.

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  9. What a nice way to remember and honor your friends.

    Have a wonderful start of the new month Leif.

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  10. That is so nice to have an area like that to remember loved/cherished ones.

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  11. What a wonderful way to remember those special friends.

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  12. The best kind of green, to remember your friend.

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  13. Lovely post!
    Bon weekend de l'indépendance !

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  14. What a lovely way to remember your dear friends!

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  15. That's very thoughtful, and a nice way to remember people.

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  16. Feels as if their memories and presence will continue to grow.

    Please have you all a good new month.

    daily athens

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  17. A lovely way to honor your friends.

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  18. I agree, that's a lovely tribute.
    It's sad to hear that two of your friends were relatively young.

    Happy 4th to you, Leif!

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  19. Sad and thoughtful ...
    Have a blessed weekend !

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  20. What a wonderful thing to do! I may need to borrow that idea!

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  21. Great idea. It's nice to remember, to do something positive and beautiful.

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  22. Great idea about a sad thing, and a good theme post too.

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  23. What a lovely tribute! You guys are just the best!

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  24. This is lovely, not only because it's pretty but also for what it means.

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  25. lovely way to remember our beloved !

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  26. Det var en fin måte at minnes venner på.
    Hold fast paa alle gode minner!

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