Monday, May 7, 2012

Eleanor's bench and flowers, heart and not real

- My Sunday morning walk up the street on which I live was broken up by a few stops along the way.  This bench dedicated to Eleanor Monroe sat in a Memorial Garden of the elementary school halfway up the street.  (Update - note the top of the bench - she was School Secretary from 1971-1991.)

- Here are some of Eleanor's flowers.

- Just up the street a bit, this - I wonder if DD and BB are still an item?

- This creature and her identical, but earless, partner, startled me the first time I took this early morning stroll.  Viewing them from down the street, I thought they were real.  :)

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

17 comments:

The Elephant's Child said...

Who was Eleanor Monroe? Do you know. I think a bench where people can sit and admire the view is a lovely memorial.
Lovely post. Thank you.

Snaggle Tooth said...

I Like those marble n granite benches- there are alot in the village here.
Sometimes Memorial blossoms are the best around- Pretty color combination. I hope the tiny seedlings in my kitchen make it to that point.
DD n BB could be Donald Duck n Boo-Boo! Hmmm...
Real Deer would run away tho!

Lynn said...

The Elephant's Child -

You can just see it on the top of the bench - she was the School Secretary from 1971-1991.

Thank you and I agree. I see memorial benches a lot. This one is inside a pergola surrounded by flowers near the entrance to the school.

Snaggle -

I thought Donald Duck's girlfriend was Daisy Duck. :)

Granny Annie said...

Please learn and share the story of Eleanor Monroe. Her name alone makes her interesting.

We make sure there is something special placed in every bit of concrete we pour. Grandkid's hand prints, or initials, or whatever. Someday people will ponder them.

Susan Struck said...

I love to think of 20 years worth of students honoring their school secretary.

Chatty Crone said...

Very interesting walk - your brought to mind that my mom was school secretary for years as well. Thanks. sandie

Lynn said...

Granny Annie -

I'll ask my friend Alice if she knows the story - she teaches there.

How great that you do that. Immortalized in concrete.

Susan -

Isn't that wonderful? I detour from walk to do the semi-circle in front of the school when I walk on Sunday mornings. That is a peaceful spot, but I always imagine how busy it is during the school week.

Sandie -

That's neat.

Louvregirl said...

I did have a good weekend! Thank you!! Sweet little deer, Lynn. I would like to donate a bench for people to sit on! Maybe with a trellis over it.

:-)

Riot Kitty said...

Interesting things to find on a walk! Now I'm also wondering if DD and BB are together.

Betty Manousos said...

dear lynn,

what a beautiful and interesting walk!
i love those marble and granite benches, and what an adorable deer!
thanks so much for sharing this lovely post.

betty
xo

Lynn said...

lg -

This one indeed had a trellis over it. There's a rhododendron garden in Hiawassee, Georgia that has memorial benches - I think that's a great idea.

Riot Kitty -

Or if they are adults now and ever walk over that spot and smile remembering...

Betty -

Thank you for coming by - I remember you weren't feeling well for a bit.

xo

Joanne said...

I wonder what the statistics are on how many people who carve their name into cement actually stay together...

Mama Zen said...

It's so nice that they put up a bench in Eleanor's honor. Twenty years is a long time.

Sparkling Red said...

When I first scrolled down to the photo of the deer, it had me fooled too. :-)

Jannie Funster said...

I thought that fawn was real too.

Eleanor's flowers are so dashingly fun and pretty! What a great time of year for floral exuberance.

Nice share.

xoxoo

Fireblossom said...

Eleanor, gee I think you're swell, and you really do me well, you're my pride and joy etcetera...

;-

Lynn said...

Joanne -

I don't know - that might make a good study. :)

Mama Zen -

That is nice they did that.

Sparkling Red -

Those people have a lot of kitschy stuff - these are up at the top of their driveway with spotlights behind them!

Jannie -

Floral exuberance - I like that. :)

xo

FB -

I had forgotten that song!