17 October 2012
A nice memorial
During my "blogcation" last week, I had the opportunity to play a round of golf at Tianna Country Club, in Walker, Minnesota - a course I used to play 50 years ago when it had sand greens that had to be smoothed with a dragged carpet after one completed a hole. I had not been back in the interim, but remembered the layout and topography of every one of the holes, so it was a real joy to relive pleasant childhood memories.
Scattered around the course were a number of handcrafted stone benches embedded with memorial plaques. To my way of thinking, memorials like this are a much more appropriate and practical expression of love than spending equivalent $ on elaborate hardware to be buried underground. As a lifelong hiker/photographer, I particularly also appreciate memorial chairs and benches placed along trails and in public parks.
The second plaque at the base of this bench is a particularly nice touch.